Dumbledore continues his amusing way by doing some spellwork as usual moving couches and giving them Oak matured meads. He explains about Sirius's will about how he left him everything in his will, including Kreacher. Harry loathes Kreacher, and sends him to Hogwarts to work in the kitchens. Before leaving, Dumbledore shows his contempt with the Dursley's for never showing Harry any kindness, and asks that Harry be allowed to come back one more time before he comes of age next year. When they get outside, they set out together into the warm summer's night.
"The magic I evoked fifteen years ago means that Harry has powerful protection
while he can still call this house 'home.' However miserable he has been
here, however unwelcome, however badly treated, you have at least, grudgingly,
allowed him houseroom. This magic will cease to operate the moment
that Harry turns seventeen; in other words, at the moment he becomes a man.
I ask only this: that you allow Harry to return, once more, to this house, before
his seventeenth birthday, which will ensure that the protection continues until