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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Chapter 32 Summary Page 1

How It All Goes Down

Flesh, Blood, and Bone

  • Harry lands with a bump and falls over.
  • Neither Harry nor Cedric can figure out what's going on…
  • So the Triwizard Cup was a Portkey – but to where?
  • Harry and Cedric pull out their wands.
  • A hooded figure is approaching the two of them.
  • Harry's scar suddenly explodes with pain. He clenches his eyes shut and retches.
  • He hears a voice say, "Kill the spare" (32.16).
  • Suddenly, a Killing Curse blasts past Harry.
  • When Harry opens his eyes, he sees Cedric lying dead on the ground. Oh man.
  • The hooded figure is pulling Harry over to a tombstone.
  • The tombstone reads: "TOM RIDDLE" (32.21).
  • Harry recognizes that the hooded figure is Wormtail.
  • Wormtail ties Harry to Tom Riddle's tombstone.
  • Harry sees a wriggling bundle lying at the foot of the grave.
  • He thinks it's a baby.
  • But, nope, it's not a baby: it's something else, something horrible.
  • It's "hairless and scaly-looking, a dark, raw, reddish black. Its arms and legs were thin and feeble, and its face – no child alive ever had a face like that – flat and snakelike, with gleaming red eyes" (32.34).
  • Wormtail lowers this vile thing into a cauldron filled with liquid.
  • Harry wishes, "Let it drown [...] please ... let it drown ..." (32.36).
  • Wormtail begins a spell.
  • He throws a soft powder into the cauldron: "Bone of the father, unknowingly given" (32.38).
  • Then, Wormtail cuts off his own arm and throws it into the cauldron (um, what?): "Flesh – of the servant – w-willingly given – you will – revive – your master" (32.41). Pettigrew has really gone off the deep-end.
  • The last ingredient for this spell is "B-blood of the enemy ... forcibly taken" (32.45).
  • And that blood is Harry Potter's.
  • Wormtail uses a dagger to cut the inside of Harry's arm.
  • The liquid inside the cauldron turns white.
  • "A surge of white steam billowed thickly from the cauldron" (32.50).
  • And then, appearing in front of Harry, is the resurrected Voldemort.

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