¡°Ron ¡ª come on back under the cloak ¡ª¡± Hermione panted. ¡°Dumbledore ¡ª the Minister ¡ª they'll be coming back out in a minute ¡ª¡±
Harry was more than willing; the wind was fierce and his hands were freezing, so they crossed the road, and in a few minutes were entering the tiny inn.
¡°P-P-Professor McGonagall!¡± Hermione gasped, pointing into the trunk. ¡°Sh-she said I'd failed everything!¡±
Harry threw all his weight onto the rope, but Buckbeak had dug in his front feet.
Harry looked at him. Lupin's eyes were twinkling.