¡°Harry!¡± squealed Hermione. ¡°What are you doing here? How ¡ª how did you ¡ª?¡±
¡°Okay, side with Ron, I knew you would!¡± she said shrilly. ¡°First the Firebolt, now Scabbers, everything's my fault, isn't it! Just leave me alone, Harry, I've got a lot of work to do!¡±
¡°He won't ¡ª stay ¡ª put ¡ª¡±
¡°You see, Minister?¡± said Snape. ¡°Confunded, both of them¡ Black's done a very good job on them¡.¡±
Harry didn't move. There was a pounding in his ears.