Ten minutes later, he came to the foot of some worn stone steps, which rose out of sight above him. Careful not to make any noise, Harry began to climb. A hundred steps, two hundred steps, he lost count as he climbed, watching his feet¡then, without warning, his head hit something hard.
¡°So he hauled us off to his office and started threatening us with the usual ¡ª¡±
Hermione turned the hourglass over three times.
¡°Yes,¡± said Harry, tearing his eyes away from the dog's and dazedly consulting his booklist. ¡°Er ¡ª I need Intermediate Transfiguration and The Standard Book of Spells, Grade Three.¡±
¡°Have you had any luck with Black yet?¡± Harry asked.