Taking care of ze 'orses

Madame Maxime is assured that her steeds are in capable hands

Extract from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

By J.K. Rowling

‘’As Karkaroff arrived yet?’ Madame Maxime asked.

‘He should be here any moment,’ said Dumbledore. ‘Would you like to wait here and greet him or would you prefer to step inside and warm up a trifle?’

‘Warm up, I think,’ said Madame Maxime. ‘But ze ’orses –’

‘Our Care of Magical Creatures teacher will be delighted to take care of them,’ said Dumbledore, ‘the moment he has returned from dealing with a slight situation which has arisen with some of his other – er – charges.’

‘Skrewts,’ Ron muttered to Harry, grinning.

‘My steeds require – er – forceful ’andling,’ said Madame Maxime, looking as though she doubted whether any Care of Magical Creatures teacher at Hogwarts could be up to the job. ‘Zey are very strong ...’

‘I assure you that Hagrid will be well up to the job,’ said Dumbledore, smiling.

‘Very well,’ said Madame Maxime, bowing slightly, ‘will you please inform zis ’Agrid zat ze ’orses drink only single-malt whisky?’

‘It will be attended to,’ said Dumbledore, also bowing.


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

By J.K. Rowling