Harry waited. Did Black mean what he thought he meant?
Harry heard chairs move. As quietly as he could, he hurried down the passage to the bar and out of sight. The parlor door opened, and a few seconds later footsteps told him that Mr. and Mrs. Weasley were climbing the stairs.
¡°How did you do that?¡± said Ron.
But there was a mad glint in Snape's eyes that Harry had never seen before. He seemed beyond reason.
¡°Quick! Quick!¡± Hermione moaned, darting out from behind her tree, seizing the rope too and adding her weight to make Buckbeak move faster. Harry looked over his shoulder; they were now blocked from sight; they couldn't see Hagrid's garden at all.