Chapter 3-18 Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs
- Black tells them he meant to
kill Peter Pettigrew twelve
years ago but did not manage to do it. He tries to take Scabbers
from Ron. Lupin stops him, telling him they need
to explain everything first since Harry, Ron and Hermione have the right to know
everything. Peter Pettigrew is an unregistered Animagus, one of three which used to be students
together at Hogwarts. Lupin was bitten as a child by a Werewolf.
The potion which Professor Snape has
been making for him, the Wolfsbane Potion,
keeps Lupin's mind stable when he is transformed so that he can simply
wait for it to pass. Dumbledore knew
about Lupin's state. He had the Whomping Willow planted the year Lupin
attended Hogwarts. The Shrieking Shack was built as a place
for protection when he was transformed. Black, Pettigrew and James
Potter, his best friends, found out and became Animagi to keep him
company during his time as a Werewolf. They created the Marauder's Map. Sirius' knickname was
Padfoot, Peter's was Wormtail, James' was Prongs and Lupin's nickname is Moony. Because
of his gratitude toward Dumbledore, Lupin never had the courage to tell
him that Sirius is an animagus.
- When they were students on Hogwarts, Sirius played a trick on Snape.
Since Snape was very curious about the four's whereabouts, Sirius told
Snape how to enter the Whomping Willow when Lupin was being led to the
tunnel by Madam Pomfrey. To save Snape from meeting with a fully grown
Werewolf, James Potter pulled snape back at great risk to his own life.
Snape however saw Lupin as a Werewolf but was forbidden to talk about
it by Dumbledore.
- At that moment Snape appears from under Harry's invisibility cloak.