James in a Mess and Other Thomas the Tank Engine Stories (Thomas & Friends)

James in a Mess and Other Thomas the Tank Engine Stories (Thomas & Friends)

Wilbert Awdry

Language: English

Pages: 7


Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Full-color photos . James makes fun of his friends because they need paint jobs, but when an accident ruins his appearance, James finds himself in a real jam! Also included are "Bertie's Chase," "Percy and the Signal," and "Percy Proves a Point."  

Age Level: 3 and up | Grade Level: P and up

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He loves playing jokes, but they can get him into trouble. One morning, he was very cheeky indeed. “Peep peep! Hurry up, Gordon! The train’s ready.” Gordon thought he was late. “Ha ha ha!” laughed Percy, and showed him a train of dirty coal trucks. Gordon thought how to get back at Percy for teasing him. Next it was James’ turn. “Stay in the Shed today, James. Sir Topham Hatt will come and see you.” “Ah!” thought James. “Sir Topham Hatt knows I’m a fine engine. He wants me to pull a

quickly before they see us.” He was too late. Gordon saw everything. That night, the big engines talked about signals. They thought the subject was funny! Percy thought they were being very silly! Percy worked hard at the new harbor. The workmen needed stone for their building. Toby helped, but sometimes the loads of stone were too heavy, and Percy had to fetch them for himself. Sometimes he’d see Thomas. “Well done, Percy. Sir Topham Hatt is very pleased with us.” An airfield was

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in a Mess Bertie’s Chase Percy and the Signal Percy Proves a Point Other Thomas & Friends e-books Toby and Henrietta were enjoying their new job on the Island of Sodor, but they do look old-fashioned and did need new paint. James was very rude whenever he saw them. “Yecch! What dirty objects!” he would say. At last, Toby lost patience. “James,” he asked, “why are you red?” “I am a splendid engine,” answered James, “ready for anything. You never see my paint dirty.” “Oh!” said Toby

innocently. “That’s why you once needed bootlaces—to be ready, I suppose.” James went redder than ever and snorted off. It was such an insult to be reminded of the time a bootlace had been used to mend a hole in his coaches. At the end of the line, James left his coaches and got ready for his next train. It was a “slow freight,” stopping at every station to pick up and set down cars. James hated slow freight trains. “Dirty cars from dirty sidings! Yecch!” Starting with only a few, he

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