Back to the Burrow
"They'll be driving, of course?"
Synopsis by William Silvester
Notes and links by Michele L. Worley
U.S. hardcover edition: pages 39 - 50
U.K. hardcover edition: pages 39 - 48
U.K. paperback edition: pages 47 - 59
Sunday xx August,
In which Harry awaits the arrival of
the Weasleys, who arrive by
Floo powder and must blast their way out of the blocked-off fireplace.
The twins drop some toffees, then
Floo back to the Burrow with Harry's trunk. Just as Harry is about to
leave, Dudley eats one of the
toffees and grows a huge purple tongue. Harry leaves
Mr. Weasley to sort it out as
begins throwing ornaments.
Interesting facts and notes about the text of this chapter:
This chapter features Harry's second trip to the Burrow (the previous
visit having occurred the summer before his second year), hence the
We (and the Dursleys) learn a little more about travelling by Floo powder.
"I hope you told them to dress properly, these people," he
snarled at once.
Harry wasn't bothered about
what the neighbours would think
Normally Uncle Vernon
would have asked what car Mr. Weasley
drove; he tended to judge other men on how big and expensive their cars
Characters introduced in this chapter:
Characters returning in this chapter:
Characters mentioned in this chapter:
Settings and locations introduced or returning in this chapter:
Settings and locations mentioned in this chapter:
Exceptional character moments:
Arthur, who notices how little
the Dursleys care about
Harry's departure. Compare the
lack of so much as a "goodbye" from either
Molly's hugs and fussing about
socks and bag lunches, for instance.
Vernon, whose first
question is about what the
Weasleys will be wearing,
and who tends to judge other men by what their cars are like.
Links and Resources:
The action of this chapter takes place the day before the
Quidditch World Cup -
the Sunday that the Weasleys
collect Harry from