By Wilbert Awdry
Full-color images . James makes enjoyable of his neighbors simply because they want paint jobs, but if an twist of fate ruins his visual appeal, James unearths himself in a true jam! additionally incorporated are "Bertie's Chase," "Percy and the Signal," and "Percy Proves a Point."
Age point: three and up | Grade point: P and up
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You’re an excellent good friend certainly. ” Percy works within the backyard on the significant Station. He loves taking part in jokes, yet they could get him into hassle. One morning, he was once very cheeky certainly. “Peep peep! Hurry up, Gordon! The train’s prepared. ” Gordon suggestion he used to be past due. “Ha ha ha! ” laughed Percy, and confirmed him a teach of soiled coal vehicles. Gordon idea tips to come back at Percy for teasing him. subsequent it was once James’ flip. “Stay within the Shed this day, James. Sir Topham Hatt will come and notice you. ” “Ah! ” inspiration James. “Sir Topham Hatt is aware I’m an excellent engine. He wishes me to drag a distinct educate. ” James’ motive force and Fireman couldn't make him flow. the opposite engines grumbled dreadfully. that they had to do James’ paintings in addition to their very own. finally, the Inspector arrived. “Show a wheel, James. You can’t remain the following all day. ” “Sir Topham Hatt instructed me to stick right here. He despatched a message this morning. ” “He didn't. How may well he? He’s away for every week. ” “Oh! ” acknowledged James. “Oh! Where’s Percy? ” Percy had properly disappeared! whilst Sir Topham Hatt got here again, he was once go with James and Percy for inflicting lots hassle. however the very subsequent day, Percy used to be nonetheless being cheeky. “I say, you engines, I’m to take a few freight autos to Thomas’ Junction. Sir Topham Hatt selected me particularly. He needs to recognize I’m a very invaluable Engine. ” “More most likely he wishes you out of the way,” grunted James. Gordon appeared throughout to James. They have been going to play a trick on Percy. “James and that i have been simply talking approximately signs on the Junction. We can’t be too cautious approximately signs. yet then I needn’t say that to a truly valuable Engine such as you, Percy. ” Percy felt flattered. “We had spoken of ‘backing signals,’ ” installed James. “They desire extra-special care, you recognize. do you want me to give an explanation for? ” “No thanks, James,” acknowledged Percy. “I be aware of all approximately indications. ” Percy was once a bit frightened. “I ask yourself what ‘backing indications’ are,” he notion. “Never brain, I’ll deal with. ” He puffed crossly to his freight autos and felt greater. He got here to a sign. “Bother! It’s at ‘danger. ’ ” The sign moved to teach “line transparent. ” Its arm moved up rather than down. Percy had by no means obvious that kind of sign sooner than. “Down skill ‘go’ and up capacity ‘stop,’ so top nonetheless needs to suggest ‘go again. ’ i do know! It’s a kind of ‘backing indications’ that Gordon advised me approximately. ” “Come on, Percy,” stated his driving force. “Off we move. cease! You’re going the other way! ” “But it’s a backing signal,” Percy protested, and instructed him approximately Gordon and James. the motive force laughed and defined. “Oh, expensive! ” stated Percy. “Let’s commence fast ahead of they see us. ” He was once too overdue. Gordon observed every thing. That evening, the massive engines stated signs. They idea the topic used to be humorous! Percy notion they have been being very foolish! Percy labored not easy on the new harbor. The workmen wanted stone for his or her development. Toby helped, yet occasionally the hundreds of stone have been too heavy, and Percy needed to fetch them for himself. occasionally he’d see Thomas. “Well performed, Percy. Sir Topham Hatt is especially proud of us. ” An airfield was once nearby. Percy heard the airplanes zooming overhead all day.