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Book : Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Chapter 7 - Le Choixpeau magique

Harry quickly looked down again as Professor McGonagall silently placed a four-legged stool in front of the first years. On top of the stool she put a pointed wizard's hat. This hat was patched and frayed and extremely dirty. Aunt Petunia wouldn't have let it in the house.
Maybe they had to try and get a rabbit out of it, Harry thought wildly, that seemed the sort of thing.

Related characters : Harry Potter, Minerva McGonagall, Petunia Dursley, The Sorting Hat

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 7 : The Sorting Hat

Rating : 3,12/5 (114 votes) - Comments
Everyone in the hall was now staring at the hat, he stared at it, too. For a few seconds, there was complete silence. Then the hat twitched. A rip near the brim opened wide like a mouth -- and the hat began to sing:

But don't judge on what you see,
I'll eat myself if you can find
A smarter hat than me.
You can keep your bowlers black,
Your top hats sleek and tall,
For I'm the Hogwarts Sorting Hat
And I can cap them all.
There's nothing hidden in your head
The Sorting Hat can't see,
So try me on and I will tell you
Where you ought to be.
You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry Set Gryffindors apart;
You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffis are true And unafraid of toil;
Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
if you've a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;
Or perhaps in Slytherin
You'll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means
To achieve their ends.
So put me on! Don't be afraid!
And don't get in a flap!
You're in safe hands (though I have none)
For I'm a Thinking Cap!"


The whole hall burst into applause as the hat finished its song. It bowed to each of the four tables and then became quite still again.

Related characters : The Sorting Hat

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 7 : The Sorting Hat

Rating : 3,16/5 (85 votes) - Comments
"So we've just got to try on the hat!" Ron whispered to Harry. "I'll kill Fred, he was going on about wrestling a troll."

Related characters : Ron Weasley, Harry Potter, Fred Weasley, The Sorting Hat

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 7 : The Sorting Hat

Rating : 3,18/5 (131 votes) - Comments
"Granger, Hermione!"
Hermione almost ran to the stool and jammed the hat eagerly on her head.
"GRYFFINDOR!" shouted the hat. Ron groaned.

Related characters : The Sorting Hat, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 7 : The Sorting Hat

Rating : 3,22/5 (116 votes) - Comments
A horrible thought struck Harry, as horrible thoughts always do when you're very nervous. What if he wasn't chosen at all? What if he just sat there with the hat over his eyes for ages, until Professor McGonagall jerked it off his head and said there had obviously been a mistake and he'd better get back on the train?

Related characters : Harry Potter, The Sorting Hat, Minerva McGonagall

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 7 : The Sorting Hat

Rating : 3,30/5 (109 votes) - Comments
When Neville Longbottom, the boy who kept losing his toad, was called, he fell over on his way to the stool. The hat took a long time to decide with Neville. When it finally shouted, "GRYFFINDOR," Neville ran off still wearing it, and had to jog back amid gales of laughter to give it to "MacDougal, Morag."

Related characters : Neville Longbottom, The Sorting Hat, Morag MacDougal

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 7 : The Sorting Hat

Rating : 3,52/5 (99 votes) - Comments
Malfoy swaggered forward when his name was called and got his wish at once: the hat had barely touched his head when it screamed, "SLYTHERIN!"
Malfoy went to join his friends Crabbe and Goyle, looking pleased with himself.

Related characters : The Sorting Hat, Draco Malfoy, Vincent Crabbe, Gregory Goyle, Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 7 : The Sorting Hat

Rating : 3,11/5 (101 votes) - Comments
"Potter, Harry!"
As Harry stepped forward, whispers suddenly broke out like little hissing fires all over the hall.
"Potter, did she say?"
"The Harry Potter?"
The last thing Harry saw before the hat dropped over his eyes was the hall full of people craning to get a good look at him. Next second he was looking at the black inside of the hat. He waited.
"Hmm," said a small voice in his ear. "Difficult. Very difficult. Plenty of courage, I see. Not a bad mind either. There's talent, A my goodness, yes -- and a nice thirst to prove yourself, now that's interesting... So where shall I put you?"
Harry gripped the edges of the stool and thought, Not Slytherin, not Slytherin.
"Not Slytherin, eh?" said the small voice. "Are you sure? You could be great, you know, it's all here in your head, and Slytherin will help you on the way to greatness, no doubt about that -- no? Well, if you're sure -- better be GRYFFINDOR!"
Harry heard the hat shout the last word to the whole hall. He took off the hat and walked shakily toward the Gryffindor table. He was so relieved to have been chosen and not put in Slytherin, he hardly noticed that he was getting the loudest cheer yet. Percy the Prefect got up and shook his hand vigorously, while the Weasley twins yelled, "We got Potter! We got Potter!"

Related characters : Minerva McGonagall, The Sorting Hat, Harry Potter, Percy Weasley, Fred Weasley, George Weasley

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 7 : The Sorting Hat

Rating : 3,49/5 (107 votes) - Comments
Albus Dumbledore had gotten to his feet. He was beaming at the students, his arms opened wide, as if nothing could have pleased him more than to see them all there.
"Welcome," he said. "Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!"
"Thank you!"
He sat back down. Everybody clapped and cheered. Harry didn't know whether to laugh or not.
"Is he -- a bit mad?" he asked Percy uncertainly.
"Mad?" said Percy airily. "He's a genius! Best wizard in the world! But he is a bit mad, yes. Potatoes, Harry?"

Related characters : Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter, Percy Weasley

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 7 : The Sorting Hat

Rating : 3,25/5 (97 votes) - Comments
Harry, who was starting to feel warm and sleepy, looked up at the High Table again. Hagrid was drinking deeply from his goblet. Professor McGonagall was talking to Professor Dumbledore. Professor Quirrell, in his absurd turban, was talking to a teacher with greasy black hair, a hooked nose, and sallow skin.
It happened very suddenly. The hook-nosed teacher looked past Quirrell's turban straight into Harry's eyes -- and a sharp, hot pain shot across the scar on Harry's forehead.
"Ouch!" Harry clapped a hand to his head.
"What is it?" asked Percy.
"N-nothing."
The pain had gone as quickly as it had come. Harder to shake off was the feeling Harry had gotten from the teacher's look -- a feeling that he didn't like Harry at all.
"Who's that teacher talking to Professor Quirrell?" he asked Percy.
"Oh, you know Quirrell already, do you? No wonder he's looking so nervous, that's Professor Snape. He teaches Potions, but he doesn't want to -- everyone knows he's after Quirrell's job. Knows an awful lot about the Dark Arts, Snape."
Harry watched Snape for a while, but Snape didn't look at him again.

Related characters : Harry Potter, Percy Weasley, Rubeus Hagrid, Minerva McGonagall, Quirinus Quirrell, Severus Snape

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 7 : The Sorting Hat

Rating : 3,32/5 (110 votes) - Comments
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