A different dark force

Mrs Weasley is not amused by Fred and George's reaction to Voldemort's ascent

Extract from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

by J.K. Rowling

‘Whoa,’ said Ron, stopping in his tracks.

Set against the dull, poster-muffled shop fronts around them, Fred and George’s windows hit the eye like a firework display. Casual passers-by were looking back over their shoulders at the windows, and a few rather stunned-looking people had actually come to a halt, transfixed. The left-hand window was dazzlingly full of an assortment of goods that revolved, popped, flashed, bounced and shrieked, Harry’s eyes began to water just looking at it. The right-hand window was covered with a gigantic poster, purple like those of the Ministry, but emblazoned with flashing yellow letters:

Why Are You Worrying About You-Know-Who?

You SHOULD Be Worrying About


the Constipation Sensation That’s Gripping the Nation!

Harry started to laugh. He heard a weak sort of moan beside him and looked round to see Mrs Weasley gazing, dumb-founded, at the poster. Her lips moved, silently mouthing the name, ‘U-No-Poo.’

‘They’ll be murdered in their beds!’ she whispered.

‘No they won’t!’ said Ron, who like Harry was laughing. ‘This is brilliant!’

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

By J.K. Rowling