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Chapter Twenty-Six: The Second Task
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The One He'd Miss The Most by Lizard-Spots


OK, so knowing what the Egg's clue is apparently isn't enough help all on its own. They puzzle and puzz till their puzzlers are sore. Ron and Hermione are summoned for no good reason that anyone can figure out. Dobby to the rescue when Harry falls asleep over his books - with a handful of Gillyweed. Just in time, as it's time to go into the lake, where, it turns out, Ron and Hermione have been taken prisoner, along with Cho and Fleur's sister. Harry turns into the amazing human fish and would've won outright, but he can't bear to leave the other captives behind, and he barely makes it back to the surface alive, past the time limit, after Cedric and Krum.

A few questions to get you started:
1) Is there anything to the fact that all (except Gabrielle) of the captives have a connection to Harry?

2) How is Dobby's help different from Hagrid's and Moody's in the first task, or Cedric's nudge about the Egg? How is it the same?

3) Would you have given Harry the extra points for his outstanding moral fiber?


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November 24, 2014, 10:18:46 PM
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1) Is there anything to the fact that all (except Gabrielle) of the captives have a connection to Harry?
I think it helped Harry to get into the mindset of trying to save all the hostages. If they had been people Harry didn't know or disliked he might have stuck to the instructions and just saved Ron, and left the others to the other champions.
2) How is Dobby's help different from Hagrid's and Moody's in the first task, or Cedric's nudge about the Egg? How is it the same?
It is similar to Hermione's help with the summoning charm, because they both get Harry to the point he can carry out the task. It makes sense that Dobby would help Harry at the last minute in this way, though I think at this stage Harry would accept help from anyone reasonably trustworthy because he was pretty desperate by this point.
3) Would you have given Harry the extra points for his outstanding moral fiber?
Probably, but I might have taken some points off for gullibility, for believing what was said and not realizing that Dumbledore wouldn't put people at risk.
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