Madam Rosmerta let out a long sigh.
A few cauldrons away, Neville was in trouble. Neville regularly went to pieces in Potions lessons; it was his worst subject, and his great fear of Professor Snape made things ten times worse. His potion, which was supposed to be a bright, acid green, had turned ¡ª
The room went quiet. Harry thought¡What scared him most in the world?
It's amazing here in Egypt. Bill's taken us around all the tombs and you wouldn't believe the curses those old Egyptian wizards put on them. Mum wouldn't let Ginny come in the last one. There were all these mutant skeletons in there, of Muggles who'd broken in and grown extra heads and stuff.
Hermione was tugging at his sleeve, staring at her watch. ¡°We've got exactly ten minutes to get back down to the hospital wing without anybody seeing us ¡ª before Dumbledore locks the door ¡ª¡±
Black was sprawled at the bottom of the wall. His thin chest rose and fell rapidly as he watched Harry walking slowly nearer, his wand pointing straight at Black's heart.
¡°Just before he transformed,¡± said Black. ¡°When I cornered him, he yelled for the whole street to hear that I'd betrayed Lily and James. Then, before I could curse him, he blew apart the street with the wand behind his back, killed everyone within twenty feet of himself ¡ª and sped down into the sewer with the other rats¡.¡±