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"She got a letter from home this morning," Parvati whispered. "It's her rabbit, Binky. He's been killed by a fox."
"What didja call Neville, Minister?" he said excitedly.
As though in answer to his question, the trapdoor suddenly opened, and a silvery ladder descended right at Harry's feet. Everyone got quiet.
"Yes, Potter?" Harry took a deep breath.
"What do we want to be prefects for?" said George, looking revolted at the very idea. "It'd take all the fun out of life."
"Professor R. J. Lupin," whispered Hermione at once.
The double-ended newt wizard left, and Ron approached the counter.
"If he weren't when he went to Azkaban, he will be now," said Ern in his slow voice. "I'd blow meself up before I set foot in that place. Serves him right, mind you ... after what he did...."
"We should've known!" Ron roared, pounding the table. "Who else would have assigned us a biting book?"
"I think we will leave the lesson here for today," said Professor Trelawney in her mistiest voice. "Yes... please pack away your things...."
Harry felt a lurch of fear. He wasn't ready. How could you make a dementor less frightening? But he didn't want to ask for more time; everyone else was nodding and rolling up their sleeves.
"Yeah, don't worry, Hagrid, we'll back you up," said Ron.
"But everyone knows that, " said Hermione in a loud whisper. Professor Trelawney stared at her.
"Finally!" said Ron, grinning at Harry as he sat down. "We went to the Leaky Cauldron, but they said you'd left, and we went to Flourish and Blotts, and Madam Malkin's, and --"
Harry could sort of see what Hagrid meant. Once you got over the first shock of seeing something that was, half horse, half bird, you started to appreciate the hippogriffs' gleaming coats, changing smoothly from feather to hair, each of them a different color: stormy gray, bronze, pinkish roan, gleaming chestnut, and inky black.