An unexpected visit

Harry and Hermione find themselves in an eerie establishment.

Extract from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

by J.K. Rowling

It was a room, a very disordered, dusty room. Paper was peeling from the walls, there were stains all over the floor, every piece of furniture was broken as though somebody had smashed it. The windows were all boarded-up.

Harry glanced at Hermione, who looked very frightened, but nodded.

Harry pulled himself out of the hole, staring around. The room was deserted, but a door to their right stood open, leading to a shadowy hallway. Hermione suddenly grabbed Harry’s arm again. Her wide eyes were travelling around the boarded windows.

‘Harry,’ she whispered. ‘I think we’re in the Shrieking Shack.’


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

By J.K. Rowling