Places: the Burrow

“’Touchdown!’ said Fred as, with a slight bump, they hit the ground.  They had landed next to a tumbledown garage in a small yard, and Harry looked out for the first time at Ron’s house.

“It looked as though it had once been a large stone pigpen, but extra rooms had been added here and there until it was several stories high and so crooked it looked as though it were held up by magic (which, Harry reminded himself, it probably was.”  Four or five chimneys were perched on top of the red roof.  A lopsided sign stuck in the ground near the entrance read, THE BURROW.  Around the front door lay a jumble of rubber boots and a very rusty cauldron.  Several fat brown chickens were pecking their way round the yard.

“’It’s not much,’ said Ron.

“’It’s wonderful,’ said Harry happily, thinking of Privet Drive.”


This post is a Place Description quoted from J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.  I intend no slight to the author in using this excerpt, in fact I recommend that you visit your nearest library or bookstore and get your hands on the real thing.

3 responses to “Places: the Burrow

  1. How appropriate to blog about the Burrow on the day that the final Harry Potter film is released. I would give a lot to spend a little time in a wizard’s house.

  2. Pingback: Places: the Burrow (again) « Dwelling Places·

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