¡°Ron ¡ª are you okay?¡±
¡°We do like them!¡± lied Hermione at once.
All around them, people were asking one another the same question: ¡°How did he get in?¡±
¡°Minister, listen, please,¡± Hermione said; she had hurried to Harry's side and was gazing imploringly into Fudge's face. ¡°I saw him too. It was Ron's rat, he's an Animagus, Pettigrew, I mean, and ¡ª¡±
¡°Okay,¡± said Harry, trying to sound as though he wasn't apprehensive at all and merely glad that Lupin had found such a good substitute for a real Dementor.