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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 11 "The Sorting Hat's New Song" Summary

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Chapter 11 "The Sorting Hat's New Song" Summary

The children arrive at Hogwarts and file into the Great Hall for the welcome feast and sorting ceremony for first year students. The Sorting Hat surprises the children by singing a song that warns of an impending threat to the school. It wisely calls for unity among the different houses. Nearly Headless Nick, the Gryffindor house's resident ghost, confides to the children that the hat has given warnings in the past, always when a major threat to the school was coming. The first years are sorted into their houses and the entire school feasts heartily.

After dinner, Dumbledore goes over some rules and announces two staffing changes. Professor Grubbly-Plank will take over Hagrid's job teaching Care of Magical Creatures and Professor Dolores Umbridge, who voted against Harry at his Ministry hearing, will be teaching Defense Against the...

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