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There was a swishing noise, and the thud of an axe. The executioner seemed to have swung it into the fence in anger. And then came the howling, and this time they could hear Hagrid's words through his sobs.
"D' you reckon he's up there yet?" said Harry, checking his watch. He looked up at the castle and began counting the windows to the right of the West Tower.
"Oh, he's horrible," whispered Hermione, her ear to the door. "I bet he's all excited because the dementors are going to finish off Sirius...." She checked her watch. "Three minutes, Harry!"
Harry looked down at the pitiful figure on the floor and nodded so that Pettigrew could see him.
"I don't care. I still want to see him. I'll meet you back here."
"Thank You, Headmaster."
Dobby made a funny choking noise and then banged his head frantically against the wall.
"Macnair and Fudge would've come too," said Harry bitterly. "I bet you anything Fudge would've told Macnair to murder Sirius on the spot...."
For a few minutes there was silence as they all read their letters. Harry's told him to catch the Hogwarts Express as usual from King's Cross station on September first. There was also a list of the new books he'd need for the coming year.
Snape turned on his heel and marched through the door Fudge was still holding. It closed behind them, and Dumbledore turned to Harry and Hermione. They both burst into speech at the same time.
"He works for the Ministry," said Ron. "You know we're not supposed to do spells outside school -"
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 -
"That was because you were knocked out, Professor!" said Hermione earnestly. "You didn't arrive in time to hear
"We don't need to," said Ron, jerking his head toward the front seat and grinning. "You forget who I've got with me."