¡°LOOK!¡± he bellowed, striding over to Hermione's table. ¡°LOOK!¡± he yelled, shaking the sheets in her face.
¡°THEY HELPED HIM ESCAPE, I KNOW IT!¡± Snape howled, pointing at Harry and Hermione. His face was twisted; spit was flying from his mouth.
A few of the girls had come down their staircase, pulling on dressing gowns and yawning. Boys, too, were reappearing.
Harry was looking out of the window. It was much harder to see what was going on from here. Buckbeak seemed very happy to find himself back inside Hagrid's house. He lay down in front of the fire, folded his wings contentedly, and seemed ready for a good nap.
No one in Gryffindor Tower slept that night. They knew that the castle was being searched again, and the whole House stayed awake in the common room, waiting to hear whether Black had been caught. Professor McGonagall came back at dawn, to tell them that he had again escaped.