He squeezed Buckbeak's sides with his heels. Harry and Hermione jumped back as the enormous wings rose once more¡ The Hippogriff took off into the air¡ He and his rider became smaller and smaller as Harry gazed after them¡ then a cloud drifted across the moon¡. They were gone.
¡°Harry!¡± said a voice in his right ear. Harry started and looked around at Hermione, who was sitting at the table right behind them and clearing a space in the wall of books that had been hiding her.
¡°And, sir, I'll need this shrivelfig skinned,¡± said Malfoy, his voice full of malicious laughter.
¡°We've got two unbeatable Beaters.¡±
Harry was bursting to say that he'd rather live in an orphanage than with the Dursleys, but the thought of the Hogsmeade form stopped him. He forced his face into a painful smile.