What, was going to happen to him? Would he be arrested, or would he simply be outlawed from the wizarding world? He thought of Ron and Hermione, and his heart sank even lower. Harry was sure that, criminal or not, Ron and Hermione would want to help him now, but they were both abroad, and with Hedwig gone, he had no means of contacting them.
A loud ripping noise rent the air; two of the Monster Books had seized a third and were pulling it apart.
¡°Yes,¡± said Lupin slowly.