Harry arrives at the Burrow (via the fireplace) with everyone laughing about Fred and George trying a “Ton-Tongue Toffee” on Dudley, everyone that is except Mr. and Mrs. Weasley who get angry at the twins. It turns out that Fred and George had a go at creating their own business called "Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes" that specialized in joke stuff like fake wands and trick sweets. The twins plan to sell much of it at Hogwarts and eventually open a joke shop. Mrs. Weasly is livid over the idea. Ron, Hermione, and Harry settle in to the Burrow as they talk about Percy Weasley’s new obsession with his work at the Ministry of Magic and his boss, Mr. Crouch, who seems to take pride in giving Percy menial tasks. Mr. Weasely and Percy discuss the hierarchy in the Ministry in addition to the new Head of Department named Ludo Bagman and the missing witch named Bertha Jorkins. Ron, Hermione, and Harry get incredibly tired of Percy acting so pompous and important in regards to the Ministry, so they change the subject to the rivalries sure to be present at the Quidditch World Cup. Some of the Weasleys are for Ireland and some are for Bulgaria with its famous player, Viktor Krum. As the other family members are occupied with other things, Harry tells Ron and Hermione that he, in fact, has heard from Sirius a number of times that summer. The chapter ends with Harry worrying again about his dream as well as everyone feeling the excitement of attending the World Cup.
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