Guest Author - Lisa Shea
Chapter 20 Order of the Phoenix: Hagrid's Tale. Hagrid is back and tells a story of meeting with giants.
Harry, Ron and Hermoine use the invisibility cloak and maurauder's map to head out to see Hagrid. They find him very beaten up and ask if he's been with the giants. He admits he has been with them but won't say more. Harry says that he won't tell Hagrid about his Dementor attack unless Hagrid confesses to his giant adventures, and Hagrid reluctantly agrees.
Hagrid and Maxime headed out very cautiously, because they knew they were probably being followed. It took them a month to get to the Polish border and into the mountains. Karkus was the "Gurg", or leader, of the giant group they found. They gave him a Gubraithian Fire branch - everlasting fire - as a present. Next they gave him a goblin battle helmet. Unfortunately Karkus was then killed by his buddies and a new giant, Golgomath took over. They brought Golgomath some dragon skin but the giants attacked anyway and they had to escape.
They watched for a few more days and saw that Death Eaters were now visiting Golgomath. So Hagrid and Maxime had to give up, no giants would come to help them.
Hermoine asks about Hagrid's mother, and is told that she died 10 years ago. Suddenly there's a knock and the 3 kids hide under the cloak as Umbridge marches in. She says she saw the 3 sets of footprints in the snow. She interrogates Hagrid about where he's been but he won't tell. She says she'll be inspecting Hagrid soon to remove unsatisfactory teachers and leaves.
Hermoine tries to warn Hagrid to teach only tame animals but Hagrid wants to do something more interesting. He sends the 3 kids away.
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