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Harry nervously flattened his bangs down again.
Crookshanks; slowly chewed up the spider, his yellow eyes fixed insolently on Ron.
The class broke into applause, all except for Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle, who were looking deeply disappointed.
"You'd better go and pack properly, Ron, because we won't have much time in the morning," Mrs. Weasley called down the table. Ron scowled at Percy.
"First, Professor Lupin, who has kindly consented to fill the post of Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher."
"Yeah," said Harry gloomily, "great."
"Hey, Potter!" shrieked Pansy Parkinson, a Slytherin girl with a face like a pug. "Potter! The dementors are coming, Potter! Woooooooooo!"
"But I didn't do anything," said Harry.
"Molly, how many times do I have to tell you? They didn't report it in the press because Fudge wanted it kept quiet, but Fudge went out to Azkaban the night Black escaped. The guards told Fudge that Blacks been talking in his sleep for a while now. Always the same words: 'He's at Hogwarts... he's at Hogwarts.' Black is deranged, Molly, and he wants Harry dead. If you ask me, he thinks murdering Harry will bring You-Know-Who back to pow er. Black lost everything the night Harry stopped You- Know-Who, and he's had twelve years alone in Azkaban to brood on that...."
Harry forced a laugh, went to give Ron the rat tonic, then shut himself in his room and lay down on his bed.
"Maybe you'd rather not risk your neck," he said. "Want to leave it to the dementors, do you? But if it was me, I'd want revenge. I'd hunt him down myself."
"Anything else?" he said.
"Hey, Harry," said Seamus Finnigan, leaning over to borrow Harry's brass scales, "have you heard? Daily Prophet this morning -- they reckon Sirius Black's been sighted."
He raised the wand to shoulder height, said, "Waddiwasi! "and pointed it at Peeves.
"Sorry -- d'you know what's going on? -- Ouch -- sorry