Wormtail’s body, of course, was ill adapted for possession, as all assumed him dead, and would attract far too much attention if noticed.
It was the end of the lesson; they had finished their work; the guinea fowl they had been changing into guinea pigs had been shut away in a large cage on Professor McGonagall’s desk (Neville’s still had feathers); they had copied down their homework from the blackboard ("Describe, with examples, the ways in which Transforming Spells must be adapted when performing Cross-Species Switches"}.
I sometimes inhabited animals — snakes, of course, being my preference — but I was little better off inside them than as pure spirit, for their bodies were ill adapted to perform magic . and my possession of them shortened their lives; none of them lasted long "Then . four years ago . the means for my return seemed assured.
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