She was praying, Philip. PRAYING!
I'm sorry for sending this but i just started reading HP in my old age and found it too funny to pass. GoF. chapter 15 - "Professor Snape was forcing them to research antidotes. They took this one seriously, as he had hinted that he might be poisoning one of them before Christmas to see if their antidote worked." Can we appreciate the beauty that is Severus? Goodness, when i thought he couldn't get any better!!!!