¡°Cup of tea?¡± Lupin said, looking around for his kettle. ¡°I was just thinking of making one.¡±
There were shelves upon shelves of the most succulent-looking sweets imaginable. Creamy chunks of nougat, shimmering pink squares of coconut ice, fat, honey-colored toffees; hundreds of different kinds of chocolate in neat rows; there was a large barrel of Every Flavor Beans, and another of Fizzing Whizbees, the levitating sherbet balls that Ron had mentioned; along yet another wall were ¡®Special Effects¡¯ ¡ª sweets: Droobles Best Blowing Gum (which filled a room with bluebell-colored bubbles that refused to pop for days), the strange, splintery Toothflossing Stringmints, tiny black Pepper Imps (¡®breathe fire for your friends!'), Ice Mice (¡®hear your teeth chatter and squeak!'), peppermint creams shaped like toads (¡®hop realistically in the stomach!'), fragile sugar-spun quills, and exploding bonbons.
¡°I was hoping that Neville would assist me with the first stage of the operation,¡± he said, ¡°and I am sure he will perform it admirably.¡±