Hermione lifted the dragonhide gloves by way of answer. "Something I learned from the year Hagrid assigned us The Monster Book of Monsters: always be prepared. At least these didn't bite!"
She led the way into the library, where several boxes sat on the table. "I apologize in advance if there's any cat hair on them. Crookshanks shed his winter coat just before I moved and I'm not sure I caught everything."