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will find numerous excerpts and descriptions of Azkaban and the Dementors taken
from Book 3. If you would like to contribute more information to this section
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-Sirius Black was the first person to ever
escape from Azkaban.
-“If [Black] weren’t [mad] when he went to
Azkaban, he will be now,” said Ern in his low voice. “I’d blow myself up
before I set foot in that place.”
-“Never been a breakout from Azkaban before,
‘as there, Ern? Beats me ‘ow ‘e did it. Frightenin’ eh? Mind, I don’t
fancy ‘is chance against them Azkaban guards, eh, Ern?”
-Harry didn’t know anything about the wizard
prison, though everyone he’d heard speak of it did so in the same fearful
tone. Hagrid, the Hogwarts gamekeeper, had spent two months there only last
year. Harry wouldn’t soon forget the look of terror on Hagrid’s face when he
had been told where he was going, and Hagrid was one of the bravest people Harry
-Standing in the doorway, illuminated by the
shivering flames in Lupin’s hand, was a cloaked figure that towered to the
ceiling. Its face was completely hidden beneath its hood. Harry’s eyes darted
downward, and what he saw made his stomach contract. There was a hand protruding
from the cloak and it was glistening, grayish, slimy-looking, and scabbed, like
something dead that had decayed in water….
-“It was as someone had lit a fire in my head, and the dementors couldn’t destroy it…. It wasn’t a happy feeling…it was an obsession…but it gave me strength, it cleared my mind. So, one night when they opened my door to bring food, I slipped past them as a dog…. It’s so much harder for them to sense animal emotions that they were confused…I was thin, very thin…thin enough to slip through the bars…. I swam as a dog back to the mainland…. I journeyed north and slipped into the Hogwarts grounds as a dog.”
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