¡°Harry¡I as good as killed them,¡± he croaked. ¡°I persuaded Lily and James to change to Peter at the last moment, persuaded them to use him as Secret-Keeper instead of me¡I'm to blame, I know it¡The night they died, I'd arranged to check on Peter, make sure he was still safe, but when I arrived at his hiding place, he'd gone. Yet there was no sign of a struggle. It didn't feel right. I was scared. I set out for your parents¡¯ house straight away. And when I saw their house, destroyed, and their bodies¡I realized what Peter must've done¡what I'd done¡.¡±
¡°How was I ter know he wasn¡¯ upset abou¡¯ Lily an¡¯ James? It was You-Know-Who he cared abou'! An¡¯ then he says, ¡°Give Harry ter me, Hagrid, I'm his godfather, I'll look after him ¡ª¡± Ha! But I'd had me orders from Dumbledore, an¡¯ I told Black no, Dumbledore said Harry was ter go ter his aunt an¡¯ uncle's. Black argued, but in the end he gave in. Told me ter take his motorbike ter get Harry there. ¡°I won't need it anymore,¡± he says.
Ron shoved his own beautifully cut roots across the table at Malfoy, then took up the knife again.