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Number 12 References

Book 5

-Although there are more than a total of 12 candles, there are 12 large candles in the foreground of the American front cover.

-Harry “had run barely a dozen steps” when he reached Dudley and the dementor in the alleyway.

-The headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix is located at number 12 Grimmauld Place.

-Harry's hearing with the Ministry of Magic is on August 12th.

-When Harry first arrives at Grimmauld Place, he is greeted by Bill, who at the moment was “trying to gather up 12 scrolls at once”.

-When Harry and Mr. Weasley arrive at the Ministry of Magic, Kingsley asks Mr. Weasley for “as much information as possible on flying muggle vehicles sighted in the last 12 months”.

-Fudge and half a dozen other Wizengamot members vote in favor of convicting Harry.

*-Sirius explains to Harry that Voldemort is not going to go up against the Ministry with a dozen death eaters.

*-Harry thinks it's "galling" to be told not to be rash by someone who had spent 12 years in Azkaban.

*-During one of Harry's detentions with Umbridge, he glances out the window at the Quidditch Pitch and sees half a dozen black figures flying around the pitch.

*-At midnight, Harry is in the common room when he starts drifting off to sleep and almost gets to the door of the Department of Mysteries before he's awakened by Dobby.

-At one point, Harry sees Dobby picking up a half a dozen hats that Hermione had left lying around the common room.

-One of Snape's homework assignments is 12 inches of parchment on the properties of moonstone and it's uses in potion-making.

-After Harry sees the snake bite Mr. Weasley Professor McGonagall escorts him to the headmasters office. “Though it was now well past midnight, there were voices coming from inside the room, a positive babble of them. It sounded as though Dumbledore was entertaining at least a dozen people.

-When Harry and the Weasley children are at Grimmauld Place worrying about Mr. Weasley, Sirius summons half a dozen Butterbeers, which come flying out of the pantry.

-At one point at Grimmauld Place it says “…[Harry] had experienced terror, relief, and then terror again in the last 12 hours,”

-When Harry, Ron, Hermione and Ginny run into Lockhart at St. Mungo's, he says, "Well, how about those autographs, then? Shall we say a round dozen, you can give them to all your little friends then and nobody will be left out!"

-For once, Harry is not looking forward to having to go back to Hogwarts and be around Dolores Umbridge, who had no doubt managed to force through another dozen decrees in their absence.

-Hermione tells Harry to meet her at 12 o'clock in The Three Broomsticks on Valentine’s Day.

-During his date with Cho Harry is “[amazed at] how much more difficult it was to extend hit arm twelve inches and touch her hand than to snatch a speeding Snitch from midair…”

-Sometime after Harry’s interview in The Quibbler is published, “Professor Trelawney broke into hysterical sobs during Divination and announced to the startled class, and a very disapproving Umbridge, that Harry was not going to suffer an early death after all, but would live to a ripe old age, become Minister of Magic, and have 12 children”.

-When Harry visits Snape’s worst memory via the pensieve, James disarms Snape, and his wand flies 12 feet in the air.

-When the trio is spread out in the shade of the beech tree near the lake, Ron talks them through his first save of the match for what felt like the dozenth time.

*-In the Care of Magical Creatures O.W.L. exam, the fifth years have to correctly identify a knarl hidden among a dozen hedgehogs.

*-Ron reminds Harry that Hermione got 112% on her Charms exam last year.

-Ravenclaw sixth year Eddie Carmichael tries to get Ron and Harry to buy a whole pint of Baruffio's Brain Elixir for 12 galleons.

-There are 12 doors in the circular room in the Department of Mysteries.

-There are a dozen death eaters in the Department of Mysteries.

-Harry pulls Ron's arm over his shoulder, just as he had done with Dudley months ago, and thinks they have a 1-in-12 chance of getting it right this time.

-After Fudge sees Voldemort disapparate in the Ministry Atrium, Dumbledore tells him it's time he listened to sense, and he's been chasing the wrong man for 12 months.

-Dumbledore pulls out his watch with 12 hands and tells Fudge he may have a half-an-hour of his time.

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