'You're the Grey Lady?'

Harry seeks help from the Grey Lady in his search for Ravenclaw's diadem

Extract from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

By J.K. Rowling

‘That’s her over there, Harry, the young woman with the long hair.’

Harry looked in the direction of Nick’s transparent, pointing finger and saw a tall ghost who caught sight of Harry looking at her, raised her eyebrows, and drifted away through a solid wall.

Harry ran after her. Once through the door of the corridor into which she had disappeared, he saw her at the very end of the passage, still gliding smoothly away from him.

‘Hey – wait – come back!’

She consented to pause, floating a few inches from the ground. Harry supposed that she was beautiful, with her waist-length hair and floor-length cloak, but she also looked haughty and proud. Close to, he recognised her as a ghost he had passed several times in the corridor, but to whom he had never spoken.

‘You’re the Grey Lady?’

She nodded but did not speak.

‘The ghost of Ravenclaw Tower?’

‘That is correct.’

Her tone was not encouraging.

‘Please: I need some help. I need to know anything you can tell me about the lost diadem.’


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

By J.K. Rowling