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Oliver Wood had arrived. fie was carrying a large wooden crate under his arm. Harry landed next to him.
"I'd give anything for one of these," he said. "Anything. What's the matter?"
WHAM -- a thud and a nasty crack and Neville lay facedown on the grass in a heap. His broomstick was still rising higher and higher, and started to drift lazily toward the forbidden forest and out of sight.
"It's Hedwig!" said Harry, hurrying to let her in. "She'll have Charlie's answer!"
"Hey, Potter, come down!'
Quietly as possible, they crept along the next corridor after Snape's fading footsteps.
"He's late, maybe he's chickened out," Ron whispered.
"You know what this means?" he finished breathlessly. "He tried to get past that three-headed dog at Halloween! That's where he was going when we saw him -- he's after whatever it's guarding! And Id bet my broomstick he let that troll in, to make a diversion!"
"We know Oliver's speech by heart," Fred told Harry, "we were on the team last year."
Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle howled with laughter, but Ron, still not daring to take his eyes from the game, said, "You tell him, Neville."
"Mount your brooms, please."
"Give it here," Harry called, "or I'll knock you off that broom!" "Oh, yeah?" said Malfoy, trying to sneer, but looking worried.
"And you're not sitting with the prefects today, either," said
"Thanks, Harry... I think I'll go to bed.... D'you want the card, you collect them, don't you?"
Harry learned that there were seven hundred ways of committing a Quidditch foul and that all of them had happened during a World Cup match in 1473; that Seekers were usually the smallest and fastest players, and that most serious Quidditch accidents seemed to happen to them; that although people rarely died playing Quidditch, referees had been known to vanish and turn up months later in the Sahara Desert.;
Harry saw it. In a great rush of excitement he dived downward after the streak of gold. Slytherin Seeker Terence Higgs had seen it, too. Neck and neck they hurtled toward the Snitch -all the Chasers seemed to have forgotten what they were supposed to be doing as they hung in midair to watch.。
"You're a lot braver now that you're back on the ground and you've got your little friends with you," said Harry coolly. There was of course nothing at all little about Crabbe and Goyle, but as the High Table was full of teachers, neither of them could do more than crack their knuckles and scowl.。