Fetching the Cloak

A daring Hermione goes to retrieve Harry's Invisibility Cloak from the secret passage

Extract from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

By J.K. Rowling

Harry sank his head into his hands, thinking.

‘If we only had the Invisibility Cloak ...’

‘Where is it?’ said Hermione.

Harry told her about leaving it in the passageway under the one-eyed witch.

‘... if Snape sees me anywhere near there again, I’m in serious trouble,’ he finished.

‘That’s true,’ said Hermione, getting to her feet. ‘If he sees you ... how do you open the witch’s hump again?’

‘You – you tap it and say, “Dissendium”,’ said Harry. ‘But –’

Hermione didn’t wait for the rest of his sentence; she strode across the room, pushed the Fat Lady’s portrait open and vanished from sight.

‘She hasn’t gone to get it?’ Ron said, staring after her.

She had. Hermione returned a quarter of an hour later with the silvery Cloak folded carefully under her robes.

‘Hermione, I don’t know what’s got into you lately!’ said Ron, astounded. ‘First you hit Malfoy, then you walk out on Professor Trelawney –’

Hermione looked rather flattered.


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

By J.K. Rowling