Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

The school year is under way, with daily routines established. Winter is approaching and, with it, the onset of colds and flu-like symptoms. Madam Pomfrey is kept busy in the sanatorium, treating people with her Pepperup Potion. The winter weather is no deterrent for Oliver Wood, who is determined to win the Quidditch tournament this year; he keeps the Gryffindor team practising despite the bad weather. Harry encounters Nearly Headless Nick, the Gryffindor ghost, on his way back from a late-night practice. Nick is depressed, as his application to join the Headless Hunt has been turned down. He warns Harry not to linger in the corridor as Filch. the caretaker, is in a bad mood and would be even angrier to see the mess created by Harry's muddy footsteps. His warning is too late as Filch appears and marches Harry to his office...

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