¡°Put it here, Harry,¡± he said, laying the broom in the middle of the table and carefully turning it so that its name faced upward. People from the Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff tables were soon coming over to look. Cedric Diggory came over to congratulate Harry on having acquired such a superb replacement for his Nimbus, and Percy's Ravenclaw girlfriend, Penelope Clearwater, asked if she could actually hold the Firebolt.
¡°Certainly I knew, Minerva,¡± she said quietly. ¡°But one does not parade the fact that one is All-Knowing. I frequently act as though I am not possessed of the Inner Eye, so as not to make others nervous.¡±
¡°Shocking business¡ shocking¡ miracle none of them died¡ never heard the like¡ by thunder, it was lucky you were there, Snape¡¡±
He walked away, leaving Harry feeling worse by far than he had at any point in Snape's office. Slowly, he and Ron mounted the marble staircase. As Harry passed the one-eyed witch, he remembered the Invisibility Cloak ¡ª it was still down there, but he didn't dare go and get it.
¡°Still looks ill, doesn't he?¡± said Ron as they walked down the corridor, heading to dinner. ¡°What d'you reckon's the matter with him?¡±