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"It was stupid, thinking it was him," he muttered. "I mean, I knew he was dead."
"What - the - devil - are - you - doing?" said Uncle Vernon through gritted teeth, his face horribly close to Harry's. "You've just ruined the punch line of my Japanese golfer joke .... One more sound and you'll wish you'd never been born, boy!"
"Well then, I can't think who else would have a chance of making horrible things happen at Hogwarts," said Harry. "I mean, there's Dumbledore, for one thing - you know who Dumbledore is, don't you?"
"So that's it," said Hermione quietly. "We're all down there... and now we've just got to wait until we come back up again...."
"I don't know... no... he looked solid...."
"Where is the beast?" came the cold voice of Macnair.
"Okay," said Harry, wrenching his gaze from the sky, "let's go...."
Harry, trying to say "Shh!" and look comforting at the same time, ushered Dobby back onto the bed where he sat hiccoughing, looking like a large and very ugly doll. At last he managed to control himself, and sat with his great eyes fixed on Harry in an expression of watery adoration.
Pettigrew was shaking his head, mouthing noiselessly, but staring all the while at Black as though hypnotized.
Careful not to blink, Harry stared up into Buckbeak's fierce orange eyes once more and bowed. Buckbeak sank to his scaly knees and then stood up again. Harry began to fumble with the knot of rope tying Buckbeak to the fence.
At that moment, Uncle Vernon cleared his throat importantly and said, "Now, as we all know, today is a very important day."
Harry set off at a run, Hermione right behind him. The yelping seemed to be coming from the ground near the edge of the lake. They pelted toward it, and Harry, running flat out, felt the cold without realizing what it must mean -
"I expect they've just been - wait a minute," said Harry, frowning. "How do you know my friends haven't been writing to me?"
It seemed to go on for hours. Mrs. Weasley had shouted herself hoarse before she turned on Harry, who backed away.
"I'll be in my room, making no noise and pretending I'm not there," said Harry dully.