Chapter 9 - "The Woes of Mrs. Weasley" - In which Ron and Hermione become prefects, Harry is jealous, and Mrs. Weasley's boggart is revealed.
Harry rushes out of the courtroom and into Mr. Weasley, delivering the good news that he has been cleared of his charges. On their way back to the elevators, they then run into Lucius Malfoy and Cornelius Fudge, who are of course rude to both harry and Arthur. Finally they depart - with Harry stopping to dump his money bag in the [Fountain of Magical Brethren] on the way.
The New Gryffindor Prefects
Booklists arrive, and Harry, Fred, and George are stunned to learn that Ron has been made a [prefect]. Soon Hermione walks in and, seeing Harry holding the badge, thinks it's him - but Mrs. Weasley distracts everyone with her joy at the news. When she offers to get Ron a congratulatory gift, he asks for a [broom], and soon everyone rushes off, leaving Harry and Hermione alone.
Surprised and upset at not being chosen [prefect], Harry struggles to talk with Hermione, and when she walks out thinks to himself about his jealousy. Finally, he decides he's not going to be bitter, and when Ron returns sincerely congratulates him instead.
A Party for the Prefects
Over dinner, everyone celebrates Ron and Hermione's having been made [prefects] and talks about their own experiences with [prefects]. Meanwhile Ron chatters about his new [broom], Molly frets over Bill's hair, Fred and George buy some goods from Mundungus, and Molly heads upstairs to tackle the [boggart].