Wednesday, August 24, 2005


The Prime Minister gazed hopelessly at the pair of them for a moment, then the words he had fought to supress all evening burst from him at last.

"But for heaven's sake — you're wizards! You can do magic! Surely you can sort out — well — anything!"

Scrimegour turned slowly on the spot and exchanged an incredulous look with Fudge, who really did manage a smile this time as he said kindly, "The trouble is, the other side can do magic too, Prime Minister."

And with that, the two wizards stepped one after the other into the bright green fire and vanished.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling, Chapter 1