The Calm Point of View

Chapter 56

I have just returned from a very informative walk through the dungeons. I was near Professor Snape's office when I felt two large spikes of anger, being curious I wandered closer and overheard yelling. I feel I should quote them as directly as I can remember.

"Fools who wear their hearts on their sleeves, who cannot control their emotions, who wallow in sad memories, and allow themselves to be provoked so easily. They stand no chance against his powers! He will penetrate your mind with absurd ease Potter!"

Potter then argued pathetically that he wasn't weak and Professor Snape told him to prove it by mastering himself, controlling his anger and disciplining his mind. What Professor Snape said really stuck with me.

Briar and I have a new skill to try and learn. We don't have anyone at school we can ask to cast a Legilmens, maybe Grandfather knows.

The Prophet was actually informative this morning. Ten death eaters escaped from Azkaban, Draco's Aunt Bellatrix and her husband included. Draco's face paled when he read it. Apparently, she was nuts before she was locked away, no saying how she will be after years in prison with dementors.

There was also a very tiny article about a ministry worker in St. Mungo's being strangled by a plant. Briar heard Ron mention that the man was an Unspeakable.

This morning we received Educational Decree Number Twenty-Six; which prevents teachers from talking to students about anything not pertaining to the subjects they teach.

I cannot help but wonder when the pink cow has time to teach her own class since every divination and care of magical creatures class needs her attention. That is 4 years of classes for 2 subjects and multiple classes for the different houses. That is a minimum of 16 classes a week she is sitting in on in addition to about 28 of her own classes since houses don't share Defense. We have 30 class blocks in a week, does she have the power to be in 2 places at once? Her schedule honestly sounds impossible to me.