时间：2020 01-29 作者：bkicvhf 浏览量：66220
'Exactly, yes, but of course they're flummoxed, f only hope we can catch whoever's doing it.'
'Sorry,' said Harry nervously. 'I - I didn't know the time had been changed.'
'Down in old - but they told me - Merlin's beard!'
Perkins flattened himself against the filing cabinets as Mr Weasley left the office at a run, Harry close on his heels.
'Full name?' said Fudge loudly, when Mrs Figg had perched herself nervously on the very edge of her seat.
Harry dropped his gaze to the chair in the centre of the room, the arms of which were covered in chains. He had seen those chains spring to life and bind whoever sat between them. His footsteps echoed loudly as he walked across the stone floor. When he sat gingerly on the edge of the chair the chains clinked threateningly, but did not bind him. Feeling rather sick, he looked up at the people seated at the bench above.
'Where are we?' said Mr Weasley blankly, and for one heart-stopping moment Harry thought they had got off at the wrong station despite Mr Weasley's continual references to the map; but a second later he said, 'Ah yes . . . this way, Harry,' and led him down a side road.
Halfway down the hall was a fountain. A group of golden statues, larger than life-size, stood in the middle of a circular pool. Tallest of them all was a noble-looking wizard with his wand pointing straight up in the air. Grouped around him were a beautiful witch, a centaur, a goblin and a house-elf. The last three were all locking adoringly up at the witch and wizard. Glittering jets of water were flying from the ends of their wands, the point of the centaurs a tow, the tip of the goblin's hat and each of the house-elf's ears, so that the tinkling hiss of falling water was added to the pops and cracks of the Apparators and the clatter of footsteps as hundreds of witches and wizards, most of whom were wearing glum, early-morning looks, strode towards a set of golden gates at the far end of the hall
'Ill cover for you,' said Mr Weasley. 'I'm OK, I've got a report to finish anyway
'Yes,' said Harry angrily, 'but I only used it because we were - '
The lift clattered into view and they hurried inside. Every time it stopped Mr Weasley cursed furiously and pummelled the number nine button.