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A small puzzle...

Hello, all! Erin, aka Neville, here with a question for all you HP-maniacs out there.

I just finished re-reading OotP after having let the info digest for a bit. A few new things poppe out at me, but the one I wanted to ask about concerned the Care of Magical Creatures class on thestrals. After introducing them to the class Hagrid asked everyone who could see them to raise their hand. He then started to “tick off” everyone with their hands up. He mentioned Harry and Neville but was cut off by The Toad before naming the third student. After the class the Trio were discussing it and Ron expressed surprise that there were actually three students in the class who could see them.

Since the class was comprised only of Gryffindor and Slytherin students, that rules Luna out (who we know can see thestrals). Was anyone able to come up with an identity for the third student in the class? I wonder if it is going to be a factor for the next two books.
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Hmmmm, I might be mistaken, but I think in the book it says that Harry realizes that a Slytherin student apparently sees the thestrals as well because he's backing away and looks scared. And it's pretty certain it's neither Malfoy nor Crabbe or Goyle because Harry knows their names...
Did it? I must have missed that. I'll have to look again when I get home tonight. I wonder if we will find out the student's name further on. Since it was mentioned twice that there were three students I just can't help thinking it has to have some meaning. Unless it's another of JKR's famous red herrings!
OK. I checked and you were right. "A stringy Slytherin boy".

I guess the question now is: who is this boy?
It could be Theodore Nott... I remember reading at JKR's page that she wanted to include a conversation between Draco and Theodore to one of the books... when both boys were at Draco's and they spoke as equals as opposed to how Draco speaks with Crabbe and Goyle. Also JKR seems to be putting some ideas she had for previous books and edited them into the 6th and 7th... so maybe that's Theodore now...

The only other possibility then would be Blaise Zabini... we don't know anything at all about him, yet. Maybe we'll learn more soon?
We couldn't see Luna anyways - she's one year younger than Harry & co. Just thought I'd be a nitpick. :P

What about that Blaise Zabini fellow? He pops out every now and then and I can't even remember if he's ever said a word... maybe? Or not... :O
Hey hey hey. We don't know if Blaise is a guy or not so let's refer to Blaise as a he/she XD.
Actually, JKR finally confirmed recently that Blaise Zabini is a guy. I can't remember exactly where that, it might have been at that appearance she made at some thing in Edinburough, but I'm not sure.

hullo :)

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August 16 2004, 16:56:41 UTC 12 years ago

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August 16 2004, 16:59:46 UTC 12 years ago

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