Harry hadn't gotten to sleep until daybreak. He had awoken to find the dormitory deserted, dressed, and gone down the spiral staircase to a common room that was completely empty except for Ron, who was eating a Peppermint Toad and massaging his stomach, and Hermione, who had spread her homework over three tables.
¡°Neville Longbottom,¡± said Harry, saying the first name that came into his head. ¡°So ¡ª so this bus,¡± he went on quickly, hoping to distract Stan, ¡°did you say it goes anywhere?¡±
¡°He didn't mean to, did you, Crookshanks?¡± said Hermione.