An Excess of Phlegm is the fifth chapter of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.


Harry and Dumbledore approached the back door of The Burrow, which was surrounded by the familiar litter of old wellington boots and rusty cauldrons; Harry could hear the soft clucking of sleepy chickens coming from a distant shed. Dumbledore knocked three times and Harry saw sudden movement behind the kitchen window.

‘Who’s there?’ said a nervous voice that he recognised as Mrs Weasley’s. ‘Declare yourself!’

‘It is I, Dumbledore, bringing Harry.’

The door opened at once. There stood Mrs Weasley, short, plump and wearing an old green dressing-gown.‘Harry, dear! Gracious, Albus, you gave me a fright, you said not to expect you before morning!’


There are no moments from this chapter.

See also

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Will and Won't Horace Slughorn An Excess of Phlegm Draco's Detour The Slug Club