The Fat Friar shares some gossip

Ernie Macmillan shares some info on Umbridge he heard from the Hufflepuff ghost

Extract from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

By J.K. Rowling

‘Dumbledore will be back before long,’ said Ernie Macmillan confidently on the way back from Herbology, after listening intently to Harry’s story. ‘They couldn’t keep him away in our second year and they won’t be able to this time. The Fat Friar told me –’ he dropped his voice conspiratorially, so that Harry, Ron and Hermione had to lean closer to him to hear ‘– that Umbridge tried to get back into his office last night after they’d searched the castle and grounds for him. Couldn’t get past the gargoyle. The Head’s office has sealed itself against her.’ Ernie smirked. ‘Apparently, she had a right little tantrum.’

‘Oh, I expect she really fancied herself sitting up there in the Head’s office,’ said Hermione viciously, as they walked up the stone steps into the Entrance Hall. ‘Lording it over all the other teachers, the stupid puffed-up, power-crazy old –’

‘Now, do you really want to finish that sentence, Granger?’


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

By J.K. Rowling