'What cleaning?' asked Harry.
'I think it depends what they're offered,' said Lupin. 'And I'm not talking about gold. If they're offered the freedoms we've been denying them for centuries they're going to be tempted. Have you still not had any luck with Ragnok, Bill?'
Bill took out his wand, muttered, 'Evanesce!' and the scrolls vanished.
'But where's - ?'
'Ron and Hermione will explain everything, dear, I've really got to dash,' Mrs Weasley whispered distractedly. There - ' they had reached the second landing, ' - you're the door on the right. I'll call you when it's over.'
'How come Harry gets his questions answered?' said Fred angrily.
'Fred - George - NO, JUST CARRY THEM!' Mrs Weasley shrieked.
'Since when did someone have to be in the Order of the Phoenix to ask questions?' asked Sirius. 'Harry's been trapped in that Muggle house for a month. He's got the right to know what's been happen-'
'- swear not to tell me,' said Harry. 'Yeah, Hermione's already said.'
'Not cover to cover,' said Harry defensively. 'If they were going to report anything about Voldemort it would be headline news, wouldn't it?'
The others flinched at the sound of the name. Hermione hurried on, 'Well, you'd need to read it cover to cover to pick it up, but they - um - they mention you a couple of times a week.'
'Yeah, I know,' said Harry shortly.
'Seen old Figgy since?' he asked.
'Get in quick, Harry,' Lupin whispered, 'but don't go far inside and don't touch anything.'
'Not here, boy!' snarled Moody. Wait till we're inside!'
'It would have taken you about thirty seconds longer to walk down the stairs,' said Ron.
'No, Harry, the meeting's only for members of the Order. Ron and Hermione are upstairs, you can wait with them until the meetings over, then we'll have dinner. And keep your voice down in the hall,' she added in an urgent whisper.
And she hurried off downstairs again.
Hermione frowned at Ron.