¡°Get out of here!¡± Ron roared, and he stooped down and seized a stone lying on the grass, but before he could do anything else, Crookshanks had vanished with one swish of his long ginger tail.
She jerked her head at Harry, who felt his stomach clench. The Handbook, he thought quickly.
Pettigrew had dived for Lupin's dropped wand. Ron, unsteady on his bandaged leg, fell. There was a bang, a burst of light ¡ª and Ron lay motionless on the ground. Another bang ¡ª Crookshanks flew into the air and back to the earth in a heap.