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"Ages," Hermione whispered. "Since I did Professor Snape's essay..."
"Professor Lupin could have killed me about a hundred times this year," Harry said. "I've been alone with him loads of times, having defense lessons against the dementors. If he was helping Black, why didn't he just finish me off then?"
"We'll tell them what really happened --"
"Vengeance is very sweet," Snape breathed at Black. "How I hoped I would be the one to catch you...."
I have not been helping Sirius," said Lupin. "If you'll give me a chance, I'll explain. Look --"
"Not a dog," Ron moaned. His teeth were gritted with pain. "Harry, it's a trap --"
Professor Trelawney rustled past.
Harry took it. The parchment was damp, and enormous teardrops had smudged the ink so badly in places that it was very difficult to read.
CAT, RAT, AND DOG
"Hermione," said Hagrid.
"You've got to listen to me," Black said, and there was a note of urgency in his voice now. "You'll regret it if you don't.... You don't understand...."
Harry's brain seemed to be sagging under the weight of what he was hearing. It was absurd... and yet...
Black stared up at him out of those sunken eyes.
"Well?" Professor Trelawney prompted delicately. "What do you see?"
Harry, meanwhile, had to fit in his homework around Quidditch practice every day, not to mention endless discussions of tactics with Wood. The Gryffindor-Slytherin match would take place on the first Saturday after the Easter holidays. Slytherin was leading the tournament by exactly two hundred points. This meant (as Wood constantly reminded his team) that they needed to win the match by more than that amount to win the Cup. It also meant that the burden of winning fell largely on Harry, because capturing the Snitch was worth one hundred and fifty points.
He peered out at the grounds again and, after a minute's frantic searching, spotted it. It was skirting the edge of the forest now... It wasn't the Grim at all ... it was a cat.... Harry clutched the window ledge in relief as he recognized the bottlebrush tail. It was only Crookshanks....,