There was no arguing with this, as Ron chose that moment to say loudly, ¡°If Scabbers hadn't just been eaten, he could have had some of those Fudge Flies. He used to really like them ¡ª¡±
He scanned the starry sky for a sign of Hedwig, perhaps soaring back to him with a dead mouse dangling from her beak, expecting praise. Gazing absently over the rooftops, it was a few seconds before Harry realized what he was seeing.
Ginny, who had always been very taken with Harry, seemed even more heartily embarrassed than usual when she saw him, perhaps because he had saved her life during their previous year at Hogwarts. She went very red and muttered ¡°hello¡± without looking at him. Percy, however, held out his hand solemnly as though he and Harry had never met and said, ¡°Harry. How nice to see you.¡±