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"I... oh ... very well," said the Prime Minister weakly. "Yes, I'll see Fudge."
Dumbledore turned to see Slughorn standing breathless in the doorway to the sitting room.
"So, all these precautions against intruders, Horace ... are they for the Death Eaters' benefit, or mine?" asked Dumbledore.
"But that murder was in the newspapers," said the Prime Minister, momentarily diverted from his anger. "Our newspapers. Amelia Bones... it just said she was a middle-aged woman who lived alone. It was a--a nasty killing, wasn't it? It's had rather a lot of publicity. The police are baffled, you see."
"A grim mood has gripped the country," the opponent had concluded, barely concealing his own broad grin.
"No good sittin' worryin' abou' it," he said. "What's comin' will come, an we'll meet it when it does. Dumbledore told me wha' you did. Harry."
"So," said Fred impatiently, "it vanished, didn't it? By next morning, it had gone!"
"Now, about Herbert Chorley, your Junior Minister," he continued. "The one who has been entertaining the public by impersonating a duck."
"We will see each uzzer again, I 'ope," said Fleur as she reached him, holding out her hand. "I am 'oping to get a job 'ere, to improve my Eenglish."
"I had no idea, Wormtail, that you were craving more dangerous assignments," said Snape silkily. "This can be easily arranged: I shall speak to the Dark Lord--"
His smirk widened. Crabbe and Goyle leered.
He was disappointed to discover that Dumbledore was not waiting in the hall, which meant that he had to return to the living room.
"Who?" said Ron curiously.
"How?" said Harry.
"No," said Harry.
"I've told her I'll let her out when we get back to London," said Hermione. "I've put an Unbreakable Charm on the jar, you see, so she can't transform. And I've told her she's to keep her quill to herself for a whole year. See if she can't break the habit of writing horrible lies about people."