But Harry lay still, pretending to be asleep. He heard Ron leave again, and rolled over on his back, his eyes wide open.
¡°It is your turn to listen, and I beg you will not interrupt me, because there is very little time,¡± he said quietly. ¡°There is not a shred of proof to support Black's story, except your word ¡ª and the word of two thirteen-year-old wizards will not convince anybody. A street full of eyewitnesses swore they saw Sirius murder Pettigrew. I myself gave evidence to the Ministry that Sirius had been the Potters¡¯ Secret-Keeper.¡±
There was a ringing silence. Everyone's eyes were now on Lupin, who looked remarkably calm, though rather pale.