CHAPTER SEVEN THE MINISTRY OF MAGIC Harry awoke at half past five the next morning as abruptly and completely as if somebody had yelled in his ear.
Harry stood quite still, all his senses vibrating, taking in the abrupt return to normality.
The Dursleys appeared taken aback at his abrupt change of mind.
’Don’t worry about Percy’ said Sirius abruptly.
— CHAPTER NINE The Woes of Mrs Weasky Dumbledore’s abrupt departure took Harry completely by surprise.
He awoke abruptly with his scar prickling to find Ron already dressed and talking to him.
Nearly Headless Nick placed a see-through finger to his lips and sat primly upright again as the muttering came to an abrupt end.
They had been talking as Harry pushed open the door but stopped abruptly the moment they saw him.
’Sorry I was a bit short with you earlier, Potter,’ she said abruptly.
’Potter, use your common sense,’ snapped Professor McGonagall, with an abrupt return to her usual manner.
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’Oh, give them here,’ she said abruptly.
Professor McGonagall rapped three times with the griffin knocker and the voices ceased abruptly as though someone had switched them all off.
’But why does Professor Dumbledore want to stop it?’ he asked abruptly.
Then Hagrid said abruptly, ’In the same boat, yeh an’ me, aren’ we, ’Arry?’
’All right, let’s say for a moment I’ll do it,’ she said abruptly.
The abrupt fall in the noise level made Professor Trelawney, who had been wafting about handing out copies of The Dream Oracle, look round.
’Nah, it’s the fourth,’ said Harry, ’one more —’ But as he stepped on to the landing he came to an abrupt halt, staring at the small window set into the double doors that marked the start of a corridor signposted SPELL DAMAGE.
Then, quite abruptly, she said, ’But you shouldn’t have seen this at all, Harry.’
’Hold it,’ said Hagrid abruptly, just as Harry and Hermione were struggling through a patch of thick knotgrass behind him.
This time, his knees remained firm upon the cold floor of Umbridge’s office, and only his head hurtled through the emerald fire… And then, as abruptly as it had begun, the spinning stopped.
Some of these appeared to have fallen over when the bus stopped abruptly in Grimmauld Place; a few witches and wizards were still getting to their feet, grumbling, and somebody’s shopping bag had slid the length of the bus: an unpleasant mixture of frogspawn, cockroaches and custard creams was scattered all over the floor.
He had the strangest feeling that this time he was going to get lucky at last, and find the way to open it… he was feet from it, and saw with a leap of excitement that there was a glowing strip of faint blue light down the right-hand side… the door was ajar… he stretched out his hand to push it wide and — Ron gave a loud, rasping, genuine snore and Harry awoke abruptly with his right hand stretched in front of him in the darkness, to open a door that was hundreds of miles away.
But before he could utter a single curse or insult, Harry felt a great pain at the top of his head; he inhaled a lot of ash and, choking, found himself being dragged backwards through the flames, until with a horrible abruptness he was staring up into the wide, pallid face of Professor Umbridge who had dragged him backwards out of the fire by the hair and was now bending his neck back as far as it would go, as though she were going to slit his throat.