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"Mr. Weasley, it's Harry ... the fireplace has been blocked up. You won't be able to get through there."
"Fair enough," said Ron, grinning.
There was a loud hammering of fists on the boards behind the electric fire.
"They're a bit young to be gambling," said Mr. Weasley. "Molly wouldn't like -"
Two hundred miles away, the boy called Harry Potter woke with a start.
Each breath Harry took was sharp in his chest and his legs were starting to seize up when, at last, his feet found level ground.
And then -"
Mr. Weasley was having no success at all in lighting the fire, but it wasn't for lack of trying. Splintered matches littered the ground around him, but he looked as though he was having the time of his life.
"Dad's having fun with the matches," said Fred.
Harry was being mistreated. There was only one thing for Uncle Vernon to do. Harry could see the conclusion forming in his uncle's mind as though the great mustached face were transparent. Harry tried not to smile, to keep his own face as blank as possible.
"Ron, you next," said Mr. Weasley.
"Boys, boys. . ." said Mr. Weasley vaguely. "I'm trying to think what to do.... Yes ...
"No, no, that's miles away," said Mr. Weasley, smiling. "We only need to walk a short way. It's just that it's very difficult for a large number of wizards to congregate without attracting Muggle attention. We have to be very careful about how we travel at the best of times, and on a huge occasion like the Quidditch World Cup..."
"What have they done this time?" said Mrs. Weasley. "If it's got anything to do with Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes -"
"Who else had a key to the back door, then?" barked the cook. "There's been a spare key hanging in the gardener's cottage far back as I can remember! Nobody forced the door last night! No broken windows! All Frank had to do was creep up to the big house while we was all sleeping..."