In their first divination class Ron, helped by Professor Trelawny, reads some interesting things about Harry via tea leaves. Was this a real prophecy of the future or simply some plot foreshadowing set up by JKR? Did all the events Ron/Trelawny state come true?
"My turn..." Ron peered into Harry's teacup, his forehead wrinkled with effort. "There's a blob a bit like a bowler hat," he said. "Maybe you're going to work for the Ministry of Magic... "But this way it looks more like an acorn.... (which means)"'A windfall, unexpected gold.' he turned the cup again, "that looks like an animal... yeah, if that was its head... it looks like a hippo... no, a sheep..."Professor Trelawney whirled around "Let me see that, my dear," she said reprovingly to Ron, sweeping over and snatching Harry's cup from him.Professor Trelawney was staring into the teacup, rotating it counterclockwise."The falcon... my dear, you have a deadly enemy." "The club... an attack. I thought that was a bowler hat," said Ron sheepishly."The skull... danger in your path, gave the cup a final turn, gasped, and then screamed.There was another tinkle of breaking china; Neville had smashed his second cup"My dear," Professor Trelawney's huge eyes opened dramatically,"You have the Grim."
- Bowler hat