Harry heals his hand

Hermione offers Harry a solution of Murtlap tentacles for his injured hand

Extract from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

By J.K. Rowling

It was nearly midnight when Harry left Umbridge’s office that night, his hand now bleeding so severely that it was staining the scarf he had wrapped around it. He expected the common room to be empty when he returned, but Ron and Hermione had sat up waiting for him. He was pleased to see them, especially as Hermione was disposed to be sympathetic rather than critical.

‘Here,’ she said anxiously, pushing a small bowl of yellow liquid towards him, ‘soak your hand in that, it’s a solution of strained and pickled Murtlap tentacles, it should help.’

Harry placed his bleeding, aching hand into the bowl and experienced a wonderful feeling of relief. Crookshanks curled around his legs, purring loudly, then leapt into his lap and settled down.

‘Thanks,’ he said gratefully, scratching behind Crookshanks’s ears with his left hand.


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

By J.K. Rowling