¡°I can't see Lupin affording something like this.¡±
¡°I wish I could say that he was,¡± said Fudge slowly. ¡°I certainly believe his master's defeat unhinged him for a while. The murder of Pettigrew and all those Muggles was the action of a cornered and desperate man ¡ª cruel¡ pointless. Yet I met Black on my last inspection of Azkaban. You know, most of the prisoners in there sit muttering to themselves in the dark; there's no sense in them¡but I was shocked at how normal Black seemed. He spoke quite rationally to me. It was unnerving. You'd have thought he was merely bored ¡ª asked if I'd finished with my newspaper, cool as you please, said he missed doing the crossword. Yes, I was astounded at how little effect the Dementors seemed to be having on him ¡ª and he was one of the most heavily guarded in the place, you know. Dementors outside his door day and night.¡±
¡°Exactly,¡± said Harry, looking calmly up into Uncle Vernon's large, purple face. ¡°It's a lot to remember. I'll have to make it sound convincing, won't I? What if I accidentally let something slip?¡±
¡°Stop it, Oliver, you're embarrassing us,¡± said Fred and George Weasley together, pretending to blush.
¡°Where is he, Sirius?¡±