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The Whomping Willow is the fifth chapter of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Opening description

The end of the summer holidays came too quickly for Harry’s liking. He was looking forward to getting back to Hogwarts, but his month at The Burrow had been the happiest of his life.

Closing description

‘Unbelievable!’ beamed Seamus.
‘Cool,’ said Dean.
‘Amazing,’ said Neville, awestruck.
Harry couldn’t help it. He grinned, too.


This chapter has 3 moments.

Flying to Hogwarts

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Crash Landing

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Chocolate Frog Cards

Snape's Office

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Ingredients in Snape's Private Stores (accessible after brewing Swelling Solution)

See also

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The Burrow At Flourish and Blotts The Whomping Willow Gilderoy Lockhart Mudbloods and Murmurs