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"Offend Dobby!" choked the elf. "Dobby has never been asked to sit down by a wizard - like an equal-"
"Quick! In the closet!" hissed Harry, stuffing Dobby in, shutting the door, and flinging himself onto the bed just as the door handle turned.
He crossed to the door and held it open for Snape, but Snape hadn't moved.
Dobby bowed his head.
"I can't -"
"I don't know how I did it," he said slowly. "I think the only reason I never lost my mind is that I knew I was innocent. That wasn't a happy thought, so the dementors couldn't suck it out of me... but it kept me sane and knowing who I am... helped me keep my powers... so when it all became ... too much... I could transform in my cell... become a dog. Dementors can't see, you know...." He swallowed. "They feel their way toward people by feeding off their emotions.... They could tell that my feelings were less -- less human, less complex when I was a dog... but they thought, of course, that I was losing my mind like everyone else in there, so it didn't trouble them. But I was weak, very weak, and I had no hope of driving them away from me without a wand...."
"No," croaked Harry. "Please ... they'll kill me ......
"One wrong move, Peter," said Lupin threateningly ahead. His wand was still pointed sideways at Pettigrew's chest.
Lower and lower went the flying car. The edge of a brilliant red sun was now gleaming through the trees.
"But why don't you leave? Escape?"
"I went to see Professor McGonagall this morning, just before breakfast. I've decided to drop Muggle Studies."
Soon, the crowd of gnomes in the field started walking away in a straggling line, their little shoulders hunched.
Harry looked up, hardly daring to believe it.
While Dudley lolled around watching and eating ice cream, Harry cleaned the windows, washed the car, mowed the lawn, trimmed the flowerbeds, pruned and watered the roses, and repainted the garden bench. The sun blazed overhead, burning the back of his neck. Harry knew he shouldn't have risen to Dudley's bait, but Dudley had said the very thing Harry had been thinking himself... maybe he didn't have any friends at Hogwarts ....。