In the meanwhile, Thenardier, having learned, it is impossible to say by what obscure means, that the child was probably a bastard, and that the mother could not acknowledge it, exacted fifteen francs a month, saying that "the creature" was growing and "eating," and threatening to send her away.
The robot's heat sensors suddenly reacted. It had found a heat source in thevicinity, and warmth was a good indication of life. The head swiveled on its axis,the sensitive eyelike blisters noting the direction from which the heat sourceoriginated. Automatically the probe robot adjusted its speed and began to move atmaximum velocity over the icy fields.
Harry rummaged once more in his trunk, extracted his money bag, and shoved some gold into Stan's hand. He and Stan then lifted his trunk, with Hedwig's cage balanced on top, up the steps of the bus.
"Well, and what have you done- what great deed have you
well-grown ears of the hare; it is a pleasure to me to observe how
‘What is going on here?’ said a falsely sweet, girlish voice.
“Ah, Fudge,” said Mr. Malfoy, holding out his hand as he reached the Minister of Magic. “How are you? I don't think you've met my wife, Narcissa? Or our son, Draco?”