Escaping Filch

Hermione uses the unlocking Charm used to escape Filch after Peeves tells him where they are

Extract from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

by J.K. Rowling

‘STUDENTS OUT OF BED!’ Peeves bellowed. ‘STUDENTS OUT OF BED DOWN THE CHARMS CORRIDOR!’

Ducking under Peeves they ran for their lives, right to the end of the corridor, where they slammed into a door – and it was locked.

‘This is it,’ moaned Ron, as they pushed helplessly at the door. ‘We’re done for! This is the end!’

They could hear footsteps, Filch running as fast as he could towards Peeves’ shouts.

‘Oh, move over,’ Hermione snarled. She grabbed Harry’s wand, tapped the lock and whispered, ‘Alohomora!’

The lock clicked and the door swung open – they piled through it, shut it quickly and pressed their ears against it, listening.


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

by J.K. Rowling