¡°Are you telling me,¡± Harry whispered, ¡°that we're here in this cupboard and we're out there too?¡±
Hermione didn't wait for the rest of his sentence; she strode across the room, pushed open the Fat Lady's portrait and vanished from sight.
But it wasn't Professor Lupin who looked up at him from the teacher's desk; it was Snape.
¡°This means,¡± said Professor Lupin, choosing to ignore Neville's small sputter of terror, ¡°that we have a huge advantage over the Boggart before we begin. Have you spotted it, Harry?¡±
Crookshanks had joined the fray; both sets of front claws had sunk themselves deep into Harry's arm; Harry threw him off, but Crookshanks now darted toward Harry's wand ¡ª