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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 1 Summary

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Chapter 1 Summary

The Prime Minister of Muggles had been having a bad week: The weather, the people, everything was grimmer than it had been. The media shouldn't fault him for what his Junior Ministers were doing. He was waiting for a call from the President, when he heard a soft cough. He turned anxiously towards the portrait, trying to look braver than he felt. A voice responded as though reading from a script. The President's memory could be changed to not remember to place the call. The Prime Minister resigned himself to seeing Cornelious Fudge again. He remembered his first night as Prime Minister, when Fudge had introduced himself, explaining that there really were witches and wizards living secretly all around him, but that he needn't worry since the Ministry of Magic assumed full responsibility for the entire wizarding community.

The Prime Minister remembered other bad news Fudge had...

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