He scowled at the dark ceiling. Did they think he couldn't look after himself? He'd escaped Lord Voldemort three times; he wasn't completely useless¡.
¡°Do you know, I still have trouble believing it,¡± said Madam Rosmerta thoughtfully. ¡°Of all the people to go over to the Dark Side, Sirius Black was the last I'd have thought¡I mean, I remember him when he was a boy at Hogwarts. If you'd told me then what he was going to become, I'd have said you'd had too much mead.¡±
But a pair of strong, clammy hands suddenly attached themselves around Harry's neck. They were forcing his face upward¡ He could feel its breath¡ It was going to get rid of him first¡ He could feel its putrid breath¡ His mother was screaming in his ears¡ She was going to be the last thing he ever heard ¡ª