Chapter 4-10 Mayhem at the Ministery
- After a few hours of sleep the whole group goes home. They get a Portkey
from Mr. Basil which brings them back. Arriving
at the Burrow, Mrs. Weasley is already waiting for
them. She read about what happened in the Daily Prophet. There's a very negative
article about the Ministry written by Rita
Skeeter. Percy says it's not the first time she has written bad
things about the Ministry, referring to the time when she said they
should be stamping out vampires instead of quibbling about cauldron
thickness; but according to Percy, it is specifically stated in Guidelines
for the Treatment of Non-Wizard Part-Humans.
- Harry tells Ron and Hermione that his scar hurt a short while ago
and about Professor Trelawney's prediction.
- In the days that follow, Percy complains that people are sending Howlers,
complaining about the security at the Cup, and wanting compensation
for their ruined property. Mundungus
Fletcher put in a claim for his tent. Mr.
Weasley is working late. Hermione is reading one of their new books,
The Standard Book
of Spells, Grade 4 by Miranda Goshawk
- Later that night, Harry and Ron go through their new things for school;
among them, dress robes for formal occasions.