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"Certainly," said Nearly Headless Nick, looking surprised at her reaction. "The largest number in any dwelling in Britain, I believe. Over a hundred."
"Eager though I know all of you will be to bring the Triwizard Cup to Hogwarts," he said,
"Well, nobody knows, do they?" said Hermione, raising her eyebrows.
The words were hardly out of his mouth, when Ludo Bagman emerged from behind a tree right ahead of them.
said Hermione reasonably. "Hedwig's not going to manage that journey in a few days."
It was Mr. Crouch. He and the other Ministry wizards were closing in on them. Harry got to his feet to face them. Mr. Crouch's face was taut with rage.
"Moody, we never use Transfiguration as a punishment!" said Professor McGonagall wealdy.
"Amos," said Mr. Crouch curtly, "I am fully aware that, in the ordinary course of events, you would want to take Winky into your department for questioning. I ask you, however, to allow me to deal with her."
"Well, the fat's really in the fire now," he told Mrs. Weasley as he sat down in an armchair near the hearth and toyed unenthusiastically with his somewhat shriveled cauliflower. "Rita Skeeter's been ferreting around all week, looking for more Ministry mess-ups to report. And now she's found out about poor old Bertha going missing, so that'll be the headline in the Prophet tomorrow. I told Bagman he should have sent someone to look for her ages ago."
Dimly, he could tell that something was wrong. The noises in the campsite had changed.
"Everyone wears them, Ron!" said Mrs. Weasley crossly. "They're all like that! Your father's got some for smart parties!"
"If you ask me, Mr. Crouch is very lucky no one at the Daily Prophet knows how mean he is to elves!" said Hermione angrily.
Mr. Crouch had returned empty-handed. His face was still ghostly white, and his hands and his toothbrush mustache were both twitching.
"That'd wipe the smirk off old Draco's face, all right," said Ron.