"Are you sure he's not going to notice?" Melinda asked.
"Of course not don't be such a puss", Barbara answered. "He's not coming back until tonight so if we ever mess up we have plenty of time to fix it."
"But what if he comes back sooner? Or if we get into trouble?"
"What will could he do to us? Change us into mice for a few weeks? The last time he felt like punishing me he morphed me into a cat for an hour or two. Nothing too problematic for me. I can live with those kinds of consequences."
"Yeah but what if he gets really mad this time? I've heard pretty horrible stories of what happened to his old pupils..." Melinda shivered and rubbed her sides. "That they're now part of the furniture..."
"Forget it, he likes us way too much for that."
She picked up the spellbook and almost collapsed under its massive weight, bringing it into the next room, which was furnished with luxurious sofas and carpets, as well as having lots of open space. She crouched and dropped the book heavily on the g