'Students . . . are . . . too . . . intimidated . . . to . . . admit . . . they . . . are . . . frightened,' muttered Umbridge, making another note on her clipboard.
'Er - Thestrals!' he said loudly. 'Big - er - winged horses, yeh know!'
'Well, night,' said Hermione, yawning widely as she set off up the girls' staircase.
'But tha's not very interestin', Hermione,' said Hagrid. 'The stuff I've got's much more impressive. I've bin bringin' 'em on ler years, I reckon I've got the on'y domestic herd in Britain.'
' - we can practise in pairs,' said Harry. 'We'll start with the Impediment Jinx, for ten minutes, then we can get out the cushions and try Stunning again.'
'Did you kiss?' asked Hermione briskly.
'I was the snake,' he said. 'I saw it all from the snake's point of view.'
'I really like you, Harry.'
Though it was now well past midnight there were voices coming
'I don't know . . . I was asleep and then I was there . . .'
'What?' said Ron uncomprehendingly.
'Oi!' bellowed Ron, finally losing patience and sticking his head out of the window, 'I am a prefect and if one more snowball hits this window - OUCH!'
'Just because you've got the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn't mean we all have,' said Hermione nastily, picking up her quill again.
She was much too close. He could see every tear clinging to her eyelashes . . .
Harry groaned. The Forbidden Forest was teeming with the kind of creatures most likely to get Hagrid the sack. 'What's he keeping in there? Did he say?' he asked.
'It wasn't a dream . . . not an ordinary dream . . . I was there, I saw it . . . I did it . . .'