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Teaser Tuesday: Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• On your blog or other social media, share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday. Post a link at www.ThePurpleBooker.com/ as a response to the week's Teaser Tuesday.

Every year or two, I re-read all the Harry Potter books. Currently I'm on the fourth volume, Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire. My teaser is from the first page of the chapter "Padfoot Returns," and takes place just after Harry and the other Triwizard Tournament champions complete the second task, rescuing friends and loved ones from the merpeople in the depths of the lake near Hogwarts castle. Harry's friend Ron was the person Harry was supposed to rescue, a task requiring him to hold his breath for an hour and confront various underwater creatures in addition to the fierce merpeople. Because he was one of the hostages, Ron is frequently asked to recount the tale of what happened.

"At first, he gave what seemed to be the truth; it tallied with Hermione's story, anyway — Dumbledore had put all the hostages into a bewitched sleep in Professor McGonagall's office, first assuring them that they would be quite safe, and would awake when they were back above the water. One week later, however, Ron was telling a thrilling tale of kidnap in which he struggled single-handedly against fifty heavily armed merpeople who had to beat him into submission before tying him up."

― Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire, by J.K. Rowling