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Harry turned to look outside. Something very small and gray was bobbing in and out of sight beyond the glass. He stood up for a better look and saw that it was a tiny owl, carrying a letter that was much too big for it. The owl was so small, in fact, that it kept tumbling over in the air, buffeted this way and that in the train's slipstream. Harry quickly pulled down the window, stretched out his arm, and caught it. It felt like a very fluffy Snitch. He brought it carefully inside. The owl dropped its letter onto Harry's seat and began zooming around their compartment, apparently very pleased with itself for accomplishing its task. Hedwig clicked her beak with a sort of dignified disapproval. Crookshanks sat up in his seat, following the owl with his great yellow eyes. Ron, noticing this, snatched the owl safely out of harm's way.
"Nasty cut you've got there.... Black's work, I suppose?"
"There goes Lupin," Hermione whispered. "He's transforming
"Harry, we mustn't be seen!"
"What does your dad do at the Ministry of Magic, anyway?"
As they stared at each other, Harry heard Dudley's voice from the hall.
"So, "she said.
"Did anyone see you?"
"It was as if someone had lit a fire In my head, and the dementors couldn't destroy it.... It wasn't a happy feeling... it was an obsession... but it gave me strength, it cleared my mind. So, one night when they opened my door to bring food, I slipped past them as a dog.... It's so much harder for them to sense animal emotions that they were confused.... I was thin, very thin... thin enough to slip through the bars.... I swam as a dog back to the mainland.... I journeyed north and slipped into the Hogwarts grounds as a dog. I've been living in the forest ever since, except when I came to watch the Quidditch, of course. You fly as well as your father did, Harry...."
Pettigrew burst into tears. It was horrible to watch, like an oversized, balding baby, cowering on the floor.
"Macnair!" said Harry. "The executioner! He's gone to get the dementors! This is it, Hermione --"
The huge eyes blinked and vanished.
"Well done," said Harry. "So you've finally learned the days of the week."
"Okay," said Harry, wrenching his gaze from the sky, "let's go...."
Something was driving the dementors back.... It was circling around him and Black and Hermione.... They were leaving....
"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...."（央视记者 徐海霞）