The Hufflepuffs were approaching from the opposite side of the field, wearing canary-yellow robes. The Captains walked up to each other and shook hands; Diggory smiled at Wood but Wood now looked as though he had lockjaw and merely nodded. Harry saw Madam Hooch's mouth form the words, ¡°Mount Your brooms.¡± He pulled his right foot out of the mud with a squelch and swung it over his Nimbus Two Thousand. Madam Hooch put her whistle to her lips and gave it a blast that sounded shrill and distant ¡ª they were off.
¡°Fellow seems quite unbalanced,¡± said Fudge, staring after him. ¡°I'd watch out for him if I were you, Dumbledore.¡±
The empty goblet was still smoking.
¡°If I just dashed out now and grabbed it, Snape'd never be able to get it and ¡ª¡±