¡°Why did Snape think I'd got it from the manufacturers?¡±
Harry glanced at Hermione, who looked very frightened but nodded.
He sighed deeply and looked down at Harry.
¡°Harry¡I as good as killed them,¡± he croaked. ¡°I persuaded Lily and James to change to Peter at the last moment, persuaded them to use him as Secret-Keeper instead of me¡I'm to blame, I know it¡The night they died, I'd arranged to check on Peter, make sure he was still safe, but when I arrived at his hiding place, he'd gone. Yet there was no sign of a struggle. It didn't feel right. I was scared. I set out for your parents¡¯ house straight away. And when I saw their house, destroyed, and their bodies¡I realized what Peter must've done¡what I'd done¡.¡±