¡°Just before he transformed,¡± said Black. ¡°When I cornered him, he yelled for the whole street to hear that I'd betrayed Lily and James. Then, before I could curse him, he blew apart the street with the wand behind his back, killed everyone within twenty feet of himself ¡ª and sped down into the sewer with the other rats¡.¡±
Noticing that it was rather thicker than usual, Harry slit open the envelope, pulled out the first page of parchment within, and read:
¡°¡ª disembowelment ¡ª¡±
Ron had taken the loss of his rat very hard indeed.