Tom took her, along with Dennis Bishop, to a cave near the spot, where the orphanage kids were taken on a trip. After the trip inside the cave, she and Dennis did not act the same and seemed strange. Tom seemed to have done something so terrible inside the cave that the two orphans were frightened into silence.
The name "Amy" is the English form of the Old French name Amée meaning "beloved" (modern French aimée), a vernacular form of the Latin Amata.
Behind the scenes
- In a deleted scene from the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Albus Dumbledore stated that the children taken to the cave were Tom Riddle's "fellow students". This could imply that they were also students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but it is more likely that Tom attended another Muggle school with them for their early education, as indeed the orphanage, in place of parents, would be legally obliged to ensure they all did, from five years of age, in accordance with the Elementary Education Act 1880.
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (First mentioned)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) (Deleted scene) (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 13 (The Secret Riddle)