Gryffindor needs a Keeper

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Extract from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

By J.K. Rowling

Before Hermione could answer, a tall black girl with long braided hair had marched up to Harry.

'Hi, Angelina.’

‘Hi,’ she said briskly, ‘good summer?’ And without waiting for an answer, ‘Listen, I’ve been made Gryffindor Quidditch Captain.’

‘Nice one,’ said Harry, grinning at her; he suspected Angelina’s pep talks might not be as long-winded as Oliver Wood’s had been, which could only be an improvement.

‘Yeah, well, we need a new Keeper now Oliver’s left. Tryouts are on Friday at five o’clock and I want the whole team there, all right? Then we can see how the new person’ll fit in.’

‘OK,’ said Harry.

Angelina smiled at him and departed.

‘I’d forgotten Wood had left,’ said Hermione vaguely as she sat down beside Ron and pulled a plate of toast towards her. ‘I suppose that will make quite a difference to the team?’

‘I s’pose,’ said Harry, taking the bench opposite. ‘He was a good Keeper …’

‘Still, it won’t hurt to have some new blood, will it?’ said Ron.


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

By J.K. Rowling