There are many types of magical animals in the wizarding world. Thousands of species and those that have not been discovered have been discovered.

Newt Scamander, a famous Magizoologist, has recorded about 80% of the magical animals in the wizarding world in his book called “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them”.

This book is not only a must-have book for first-grade students but also for everyone. But even such professional books don’t cover all magical creatures.

Hermione wanted to catch the person who opened the Chamber, but she knew clearly that if she wanted to find out the truth, she had to grasp a direction that could explore the truth.

She is a very smart girl. The state of the attacked students became the point where she gathered some clues.

It is indisputable that the one who attacked the students was not the heir of Slytherin himself but the monster in the Chamber of Secrets. As for the magical animals that can petrify fingers, there would only be a few of them.

With such obvious characteristics, the corresponding animals can certainly be found in a recorded book. These days, she has been looking up all kinds of information related to magical animals.

It took her nearly two months to go through all the books related to magical animals in the library, and she couldn’t find any animals that could petrify people.

Hermione returned the book she had previously borrowed in the library, flipped through a few books in front of the bookshelf, and prepared to walk outside in disappointment. She put her hand into the pocket of her robe and suddenly felt a small piece of paper. She took it out and unfolded it.

She made This temporary note when Sherlock arranged for them to find information on a magical snake animal a few months ago. It can be clearly seen that Hermione wrote about some characteristics of the creature, the Basilisk, before.

“The Basilisk is an artificial dark magic creature with eyes that have a direct effect, great lethality, and extremely high danger. The hatching method is simple.”

Hermione looked at the note on the note, her eyes gradually spread out as if thinking of something, she muttered to herself.


She stood before the library door, looking up at the ceiling.

“The pipe!” Her tone began to become extremely excited.

“The pipe! They have been moving through the pipe!”

Hermione ran quickly to find Harry and Ron and tell them what she found. However, she felt something was wrong when she ran to a remote corridor. She stopped and listened carefully to the movement she had just noticed. The rustling voice was above like some creature wandering on the ceiling.

Hermione’s breathing began to quicken, her hands trembling from the tension. Without acting rashly, she carefully took out a small mirror from her pocket and pointed it at the ceiling.

It was a long, emerald-green body that was slowly sliding on the ceiling, and it looked exactly like the animal Hermione had guessed. When Hermione’s breathing became heavier, and he could no longer contain her nervousness, she was about to scream.

A pair of huge brown eyes suddenly appeared in the mirror, looking into Hermione’s eyes. The next moment, Hermione was completely frozen in place.

The mirror in her hand fell to the ground, and there was a crisp sound. At the same time, Hermione’s completely stiff body also fell to the ground, making a muffled sound like a stone statue falling to the ground.

On the ceiling, the rustling sound gradually faded away and disappeared completely. But then, the sound of erratic footsteps sounded from a distance and moved towards Hermione.

Someone bent down and stretched their hand while trembling. But in the end, they still got what they wanted. It’s a piece of note paper with the characteristics of a basilisk written on it.

They put the paper into their pocket, took out another note, and put it into Hermione’s clenched hand with great effort.

After doing all this, they stood up again and walked away from there.

After more than ten minutes, a few girls who had just come out of the library and were about to return to the Ravenclaw common came here.

They saw Hermione lying on the ground, and everyone froze in place. In the next second, screams can be heard throughout Hogwarts.

The news of another attack spread quickly.

The Quidditch match that was originally planned to start today was canceled, and Professor McGonagall called Harry. All the other students were ordered to return to their common rooms and were not allowed to go out.

Ron squeezed out of the crowd and walked with Harry to Professor McGonagall. She led them up the marble stairs, and some grumbling about the game’s cancellation can be heard. After taking the stairs, they were not led to anyone’s office.

Professor McGonagall took them to the school infirmary. Harry and Ron saw the petrified Hermione in the hospital bed. The two stood there blankly, completely unaware that the person who was attacked this time was their best friend.

Seeing the expressions on their faces, Professor McGonagall’s voice was calm, “I know you are shocked by it, but I still have to ask. This was found in Miss Granger’s hand. Do you know anything about it?”

Harry and Ron shook their heads, their eyes fixed on Hermione, unable to say a word. Professor McGonagall finally sighed and returned them to the Gryffindor common room.

At this time, Sherlock stood opposite Dumbledore in the principal’s office.

“He’s doing it again. We can’t go on like this anymore. We have to find a way.”

Dumbledore stared at a letter on the desk, thinking quietly about something, and after a while, he said, “The news can’t be hidden now. If the world knows what happened at Hogwarts, there is a high probability that the school will be shut down. He is waiting for an opportunity, and this is the right time for them to start and accomplish their goal.”

The room was completely quiet.

Dumbledore’s voice came softly, “Though, we can take this as a chance for ourselves as well.”


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Published On: April 8, 2024

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