‘He accused me of being Dumbledore’s man through and through.’
‘How very rude of him.’
‘I told him I was.’
Dumbledore opened his mouth to speak and then closed it again. Behind Harry, Fawkes the phoenix let out a low, soft musical cry. To Harry’s intense embarrassment, he suddenly realized that Dumbledore’s bright blue eyes looked rather watery, and stared hastily at his own knees. When Dumbledore spoke, however, his voice was quite steady.
‘I am very touched, Harry.’