¡°Ron hasn't put all his new things in his trunk yet,¡± said Percy, in a long-suffering voice. ¡°He's dumped them on my bed.¡±
¡°The true Patronus does do that,¡± said Lupin. ¡°But you've achieved a great deal in a very short space of time. If the Dementors put in an appearance at your next Quidditch match, You will be able to keep them at bay long enough to get back to the ground.¡±
¡°Oh yes,¡± said Fred, smirking. ¡°This little beauty's taught us more than all the teachers in this school.¡±
The black-mustached man was fingering something in his belt; Harry looked and saw that he was running one broad thumb along the blade of a shining axe. Ron opened his mouth to say something, but Hermione nudged him hard in the ribs and jerked her head toward the entrance hall.