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.