"Today's your birthday, how come you haven't got any cards? Haven't you even got friends at that freak place?"
Dudley Dursley mocks Harry Potter[src]

Harry Potter's twelfth birthday was wildly ignored by his uncle, aunt, and cousin, although Dudley did remember his birthday and mocked him for it. On this day, Dobby the house-elf arrived and warned Harry not to return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. When Harry refused, Dobby took it upon himself to try and keep Harry safe, using a Hover Charm to smash a pudding in the Dursleys' kitchen.[1]

Behind the scenes

In the film version, Dobby drops the cake on the head of Mrs Mason, to the same effect as in the book.


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 2 (Dobby's Warning)