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There were witnesses who saw Pettigrew die," he said. "A whole street full of them..."
They followed him to the door into his back garden. Harry felt strangely unreal, and even more so when he saw Buckbeak a few yards away, tethered to a tree behind Hagrid's Pumpkin patch. Buckbeak seemed to know something was happening. He turned his sharp head from side to side and pawed the ground nervously.
"If you haven't been helping him," he said, with a furious glance at Black, "how did you know he was here?"
"A thought that still haunts me," said Lupin heavily. "And there were near misses, many of them. We laughed about them afterwards. We were young, thoughtless -- carried away with our own cleverness."
Hermione, who had been rummaging in Hagrid's cupboard for another milk jug, let out a small, quickly stifled sob. She straightened up with the new jug in her hands, fighting back tears.
"Very haunted up here, isn't it?" said Ron, with the air of one commenting on the weather.
"Twelve years, in fact," said Lupin. "Didn't you ever wonder why he was living so long?"
She hurried off down the spiral staircase toward Lavender.
"Buckbeak lost," said Ron weakly. "Hagrid's just sent this."
Then a Bludger, hit by one of the Ravenclaw Beaters, came pelting out of nowhere; Harry veered off course, avoiding it by an inch, and in those few, crucial seconds, the Snitch had vanished.
"Yes," said Harry firmly.
"Because... because people would know if Peter Pettigrew had been an Animagus. We did Animagi in class with Professor McGonagall. And I looked them up when I did my homework -- the Ministry of Magic keeps tabs on witches and wizards who can become animals; there's a register showing what animal they become, and their markings and things... and I went and looked Professor McGonagall up on the register, and there have been only seven Animagi this century, and Pettigrew's name wasn't on the list."
"Scabbers -- NO!"
Lupin forced a laugh.