The Fat Lady's ripped canvas had been taken off the wall and replaced with the portrait of Sir Cadogan and his fat gray pony. Nobody was very happy about this. Sir Cadogan spent half his time challenging people to duels, and the rest thinking up ridiculously complicated passwords, which he changed at least twice a day.
¡°Naturally,¡± said Professor McGonagall. ¡°James Potter told Dumbledore that Black would die rather than tell where they were, that Black was planning to go into hiding himself¡and yet, Dumbledore remained worried. I remember him offering to be the Potters¡¯ Secret-Keeper himself.¡±
¡°My apologies, Poppy, but I need a word with Mr. Potter and Miss Granger,¡± said Dumbledore calmly. ¡°I have just been talking to Sirius Black ¡ª¡±
Ron had to hold onto the fence to keep himself standing, he was laughing so hard. Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle spun stupidly on the spot, staring wildly around, Malfoy trying to wipe his hair clean.