He had started to pace up and down, looking at them. Little patches of dust rose at his feet.
¡°No,¡± said Ron flatly. ¡°If she just acted like she was sorry ¡ª but she'll never admit she's wrong, Hermione. She's still acting like Scabbers has gone on vacation or something.¡±
¡°Sweet girl¡clever girl¡you ¡ª you won't let them¡Help me¡.¡±
Harry cast his mind around and it landed on Buckbeak.
They slipped through the doorway behind them and down a tightly spiraling stone staircase. As they reached the bottom of it, they heard voices. They flattened themselves against the wall and listened. It sounded like Fudge and Snape. They were walking quickly along the corridor at the foot of the staircase.