By Wilbert Awdry

Full-color photographs. Diesel, the hot engine, devises a plan to come back at Duck for inflicting the freight vehicles to giggle at him. This assortment additionally good points "Pop is going the Diesel," "A shut Shave for Duck," and "Woolly Bear."

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If you’re revo-thingummy, maybe you will acquire my automobiles whereas I fetch Gordon’s coaches. ” Diesel, overjoyed to teach off, purred away. while Duck lower back, Diesel was once attempting to take a few automobiles from a siding. They have been previous and empty. they'd now not been touched for a very long time. Diesel stumbled on them tough to maneuver. Pull—push—backwards—forwards! “Oh-eeeer! Oh-eeeer! ” the vehicles groaned. “We can’t! We won’t! ” Duck watched with curiosity. Diesel misplaced endurance. “GrrRRRrrrRRR! ” he roared, and gave a very good heave. The vehicles jerked ahead. “Oh-eeeer! Oh-eeeer! ” they screamed. “We can’t! We won’t! ” a few of their brakes snapped, and the apparatus jammed within the sleepers. “GrrrrRRRRrrrrRRRRrrrrRRRR! ” “Ho! Ho! Ho! ” chuckled Duck. Diesel recovered and attempted to push the autos again, yet they wouldn’t stream. Duck ran quietly around to gather the opposite vehicles. “Thank you for arranging those, Diesel. i have to cross now. ” “Don’t you will have this lot? ” “No, thanks. ” Diesel gulped. “And I’ve taken all this hassle. Why didn’t you inform me? ” “You by no means requested me. Besides,” stated Duck, “you have been having such enjoyable being rev-whatever-it-was-you-said. see you later. ” “GrrrRRRrrrRRR! ” Diesel needed to support the workmen transparent the mess. He hated it. all of the vehicles have been giggling and making a song at him. “Cars are ready within the backyard; tackling them with ease’ll ‘Show the realm what i will be able to do,’ gaily boasts the Diesel. out and in he creeps approximately, like a massive black weasel. whilst he pulls the inaccurate automobiles out—pop is going the Diesel! ” “Grrr! ” growled Diesel, and scuttled away to sulk within the Shed. Diesel, the recent engine, was once sulking. The freight automobiles wouldn't cease making a song rudely at him. Duck was once horrified. “Shut up! ” he ordered, and bumped them not easy. “I’m sorry our autos have been impolite to you, Diesel. ” Diesel was once nonetheless livid. “It’s your entire fault. You made them chuckle at me. ” “Nonsense,” acknowledged Henry. “Duck may by no means do this. We engines have our adjustments, yet we by no means discuss them to the automobiles. that might be dis … dis …” “Disgraceful! ” acknowledged Gordon. “Disgusting! ” installed James. “Despicable! ” comprehensive Henry. Diesel hated Duck. He sought after him to be despatched away, so he made a plan. He was once going to inform lies approximately Duck. subsequent day, he spoke to the automobiles. “I see you love jokes. You made a very good funny story approximately me the day gone by. I laughed and laughed. Duck informed me one approximately Gordon. I’ll whisper it . … Don’t inform Gordon I informed you. ” And he sniggered away. “Haw! Haw! Haw! ” guffawed the autos. “Gordon could be go with Duck while he understands. Let’s inform him and come again at Duck for bumping us. ” They laughed rudely on the engines as they glided by. quickly Gordon, Henry, and James figured out why. “Disgraceful! ” stated Gordon. “Disgusting! ” acknowledged James. “Despicable! ” stated Henry. “We can't let it. ” They consulted jointly. “Yes,” they acknowledged, “he did it to us. We’ll do it to him, and spot how he likes it. ” Duck was once drained out. The autos were cheeky and complex. He desired to relaxation within the Shed. the 3 engines barred his manner. “Hoooooooosh! continue out! ” “Stop fooling,” stated Duck. “I’m drained. ” “So are we,” hissed the engines.

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