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It was softly lit by a splendid candle-filled chandelier, and everything was made of white marble, including what looked like an empty, rectangular swimming pool sunk into the middle of the floor. About a hundred golden taps stood all around the pool’s edges, each with a different coloured jewel set into its handle. There was also a diving board. Long white linen curtains hung at the windows; a large pile of fluffy white towels sat in a corner, and there was a single golden-framed painting on the wall. 

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire on Pottermore (2/2)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire on Pottermore (1/2)

It had the body of an overlarge lion; great clawed paws, and a long yellowish tail ending in a brown tuft. Its head, however, was that of a woman. She turned her long, almond-shaped eyes upon Harry as he approached.

Ch. 31, The Third Task, Goblet of Fire

     Uncle Vernon was waiting beyond the barrier. Mrs Weasley was close by him. She hugged Harry very tightly when she saw him, and whispered in his ear, ‘I think Dumbledore will let you come to us later in the summer. Keep in touch, Harry.’  - Goblet of Fire, CH 37, “The Beginning”

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire on Pottermore (2/2)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire on Pottermore (1/2)

Priori Incantatem - Chapter 34 - Goblet of Fire 

The lake is the setting for the second task that the Triwizard competitors must face in Goblet of Fire, which is also my favourite task.  I find it satisfyingly creepy; I like the diversity of the methods employed by the competitors to breathe underwater, and I enjoyed plumbing the depths of a part of the grounds that had never been seen before.  In the original draft of Chamber of Secrets, I had Harry and Ron crash into the lake in Mr Weasley’s Ford Anglia, and meet the merpeople there for the first time. At that time I had a vague notion that the lake might lead to other places, and that the merpeople might play a larger role in the later books than they did, so I thought that Harry ought to be introduced to both at this stage. However, the Whomping Willow provided a more satisfying, less distracting crash, and served a later purpose in Prisoner of Azkaban, too. The Great Lake (which is really a Scottish loch, apparently freshwater and landlocked) never did develop as a portal to other seas or rivers, although the appearance of the Durmstrang ship from its depths in Goblet of Fire hints at the fact that if you are travelling by an enchanted craft, you might be able to take a magical shortcut to other waterways. - J.K. Rowling

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Chamber of Secrets - Chapter Three - The Burrow 

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Chamber of Secrets - Pottermore

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Guys, I’ll be posting stuff about Pottermore, so if you haven’t seen all of what’s up on Chapter 2 so far, blacklist ‘Pottermore Spoilers’ because I will be posting soon. ;D