¡°Yep,¡± said Stan, ¡°in front of witnesses an¡¯ all. Broad daylight. Big trouble it caused, dinnit, Ern?¡±
Harry pushed open the closet door. The entrance hall was deserted. As quietly and quickly as they could, they darted out of the closet and down the stone steps. The shadows were already lengthening, the tops of the trees in the Forbidden Forest gilded once more with gold.
¡°He deserves it,¡± he said suddenly.
¡°Expecto patronum!¡± he gasped.