This letter was written by Sirius Black, to his godson Harry, in response to Harry's letter.[1]


Harry -

I can't say everything I would like to in a letter, it's too risky in case the owl is intercepted - we need to talk face-to-face. Can you ensure that you are alone by the fire in Gryffindor Tower at one o'clock in the morning on the 22nd of November?

I know better than anyone that you can look after yourself and while you're around Dumbledore and Moody I don't think anyone will be able to hurt you. However, someone seems to be having a good try. Entering you in that tournament would have been very risky, especially right under Dumbledore's nose.

Be on the watch, Harry. I still want to hear about anything unusual. Let me know about the 22nd of November as quickly as you can.

Sirius Black sig[1]

Behind the scenes

  • In the film the letter is different and shorter than in the book:


I couldn't risk sending Hedwig. Ever since the World Cup the Ministry's been intercepting more and more owls and she's too easily recognised.

We need to talk Harry, face to face. Meet me in the Gryffindor Common Room 1:00 this Saturday night. And make sure you're alone.


P.S. The bird bites.


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 18 (The Weighing of the Wands)
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