What is the summary for Chapter 6 of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone?

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Harry is to report to platform nine and three quarters at King’s Cross station. His uncle dumps him between platforms 9 and 10, where Harry watches a family of children vanish. The mother of the children tells him to walk straight into the barrier between the two platforms, and as Harry does so, he passes over into another platform, with a train marked “Hogwarts Express.” The twins, Fred and George, that he had watched vanish from the King’s Cross station help him stow his bag. They recognize him as Harry Potter before leaving to say goodbye to their mother. Harry overhears a conversation where they mention his name. The youngest boy from the family, Ron, asks to sit with Harry on the train. He asks Harry about You-Know-Who, and Harry asks Ron about his family. Ron comes from a wizarding family. As they talk, a candy cart comes by and Harry gets a card of Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts. As he studies the card, a boy named Neville comes by looking for a lost toad, and a girl named Hermione joins them in their compartment. After some failed magic, Hermione and Neville leave, and Ron asks Harry about his favorite Quidditch team, and explains to Harry that Quidditch is a sport. The compartment door opens again and the boy Draco Malfoy from the robe shop comes in. He bullies the boys, and after he leaves Ron explains that his family is on the Dark Side. Then the train has arrived, and Hagrid directs the first years onto a boat that takes them to the school.

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