¡°The incantation is this ¡ª¡± Lupin cleared his throat. ¡°Expecto patronum!¡±
Ron sighed exasperatedly.
At last, at long last, the final evening of Marge's stay arrived. Aunt Petunia cooked a fancy dinner and Uncle Vernon uncorked several bottles of wine. They got all the way through the soup and the salmon without a single mention of Harry's faults; during the lemon meringue pie, Uncle Vernon bored them a with a long talk about Grunnings, his drill-making company; then Aunt Petunia made coffee and Uncle Vernon brought out a bottle of brandy.
¡°We attacked a teacher¡We attacked a teacher¡¡± Hermione whimpered, staring at the lifeless Snape with frightened eyes. ¡°Oh, we're going to be in so much trouble ¡ª¡±