¡°If you must know, Minerva, I have seen that poor Professor Lupin will not be with us for very long. He seems aware, himself, that his time is short. He positively fled when I offered to crystal gaze for him ¡ª¡±
¡°If you made a better rat than a human, it's not much to boast about, Peter,¡± said Black harshly. Ron, going still paler with pain, wrenched his broken leg out of Pettigrew's reach. Pettigrew turned on his knees, staggered forward, and seized the hem of Hermione's robes.
Sure enough, a few minutes later, they heard Hermione's shriek of surprise.