¡°Eat, Harry, you look dead on your feet. Now then¡You will be pleased to hear that we have dealt with the unfortunate blowing-up of Miss Marjorie Dursley. Two members of the Accidental Magic Reversal Department were dispatched to Privet Drive a few hours ago. Miss Dursley has been punctured and her memory has been modified. She has no recollection of the incident at all. So that's that, and no harm done.¡±
¡°Not too far from here,¡± said Seamus, who looked excited. ¡°It was a Muggle who saw him. ¡®Course, she didn't really understand. The Muggles think he's just an ordinary criminal, don't they? So she phoned the telephone hot line. By the time the Ministry of Magic got there, he was gone.¡±
To his great surprise, Hermione did not appear either excited or intrigued by the news. On the contrary, her face fell, and she bit her lip.
¡°We can't,¡± said Ron, who was paper-white. ¡°He'll be in worse trouble if they know we've been to see him¡.¡±