(Episode begins with Thomas and Percy at Tidmonth sheds.)

Narrator: Thomas and Percy are good friends, but sometimes Percy teases Thomas about being frightened. And he doesn't like that at all.


(Percy chuffs away. Meanwhile at the sheds at night, Percy and Thomas are about to go to sleep.)

Narrator: One evening he was dozing happily. But Percy wanted to talk.

Narrator as Percy: "Wake up, Thomas. Are you dreaming about the time you thought I was a ghost?"

Narrator as Thomas: "Certainly not. Anyway, I was only pretending to be scared. I knew it was you really."

Narrator: Percy went on teasing him.

Narrator as Percy: "I hope the guard leaves the light on for you tonight."

Narrator as Thomas: "Why?"

Narrator: asked Thomas

Narrator as Thomas: "I quite like the dark."

Narrator as Percy: "Oh, really?"

Narrator: Exclaimed Percy.

Narrator as Percy: "I am surprised. I always thought you were afraid of the dark. I wonder why?"

Narrator: Thomas decided to say nothing and went to sleep instead. 

(Next scene shows Thomas at his shed with Sir Topham Hatt/Fat Controller talking to him.)

Narrator: Next day, Sir Topham Hatt/The Fat Controller came to see him.

Narrator as Sir Topham Hatt/The Fat Controller: "I would like you to go to the harbor tonight. You have to collect something rather unusual."

Narrator as Thomas: "What sort of 'something'?"

Narrator: Asked Thomas

Narrator as Sir Topham Hatt/The Fat Controller: "Wait and see."

Narrator: Replied Sir Topham Hatt/The Fat Controller.

(Next scene shows Percy moving freight cars.)

Narrator: Meanwhile, Percy was moving freight cars into a siding. Henry arrived with his goods train. The signal man changed the switches and Percy waited on the siding until Henry had steamed by. Then there was trouble.

Narrator as the Signal Man: "The switches are jammed."

Narrator: Called the Signal Man.

Narrator as the Signal Man: "I can't switch them back for Percy. The workmen will have to mend them in the morning. It's too late now."

Narrator as Percy's Driver: "Hmm."

Narrator: Said Percy's Driver.

Narrator as Percy's Driver: "I'm sorry, Percy. But you'll have to stay here for the night."

Narrator as Percy: "Where are you going?"

Narrator: Asked Percy.

Narrator as Percy's Driver: "Home for our tea."

Narrator: Replied the Fireman. Percy was speechless. He watched as the other engines went home to the shed.

(James passes by Percy.)

Narrator: Night time came, and Percy began to feel very lonely.

Narrator as Percy: "Oh dear."

Narrator: He murmured.

Narrator as Percy: "It's very dark."

(♪Eerie music♪)

(Bird screeches)

Narrator as Percy: "Oh-ohh! What's that?!"

Narrator: It was only an owl. But Percy didn't realize this.

Narrator as Percy: "Oh, I wish Thomas were here too."

Narrator: He sighed.

(Scene cuts to Thomas at the harbor waiting for his load.)

Narrator: Thomas was waiting for his mysterious load at the harbor. Suddenly, there it was!

(It is a Chinese dragon)

(♪Asian-style music♪)

Narrator as Thomas: "Cinders and Ashes!"

Narrator: Cried Thomas.

Narrator as Thomas: "It's a dragon."

Narrator as Thomas' Driver: "Don't worry.

Narrator: Laughed his driver.

Narrator as Thomas' Driver: "This dragon is made of paper. It's for the carnival tomorrow."

Narrator: Workmen lifted the dragon onto Thomas' low loader and put lights all round it for protection. Then Thomas set off into the Misty night.

(Thomas is pushing the dragon on a bridge as eerie music plays.)

(Next scene shows Percy sleeping)

Narrator: Percy was asleep on his siding and had no idea that Thomas was approaching him.

(Thomas arrives with the dragon. Then, steam blows on Percy causing him to wake up.)

Narrator: Percy woke up with a start.

Narrator as Percy: "Help!"

Narrator: Cried Percy.

Narrator as Percy: "I'm not going to open my eyes until my driver comes!"

(Next scene shows Percy pulling into Knapford Station.)

Narrator: Next Morning, the switches were mended and Percy puffed back to the junction. Gordon was just about to leave with the express.

Narrator as Percy: "You'll never guess what I saw last night."

Narrator: Gordon was in no mood for puzzles.

Narrator as Gordon: "I'm a busy engine. I don't have time for your games."

Narrator as Percy: "I've seen a huge dragon. It was covered in lights."

Narrator: Gordon snorted.

Narrator as Gordon: "You've been in the sun too long. Your dome has cracked."

(Gordon puffs away. We now cut to James, Henry, and Duck.)

Narrator: When the other engines heard the news, they laughed too.

(James puffs up to Percy)

Narrator as James: "Look out, Percy."

Narrator: Chuckled James.

Narrator as James: "Or the dragon may gobble you up!"

(The next scene shows Percy puffing by on a bridge.)

Narrator as Percy: "No one believes me."

Narrator: Huffed Percy.

Narrator as Percy: "Maybe I did imagine the dragon after all."

(As Percy is saying this, the camera moves down and we see Thomas pushing the dragon.)

(Asian-style music)

(Next scene shows Percy at maithwaite station.)

Narrator: But Percy soon found out that he hadn't.

Narrator as Percy: "Help! Save me!"

Narrator: Cried Percy.

Narrator as Thomas: "It's all right."

Narrator: Whistled Thomas. And he explained about the carnival.

Narrator as Thomas: "By the way, how was your night out?"

Narrator: Percy decided to tell Thomas the truth.

Narrator as Thomas: "Well, Percy,"

Narrator: Said Thomas.

Narrator as Thomas: "Maybe we do get scared sometimes, but if we're not afraid to tell each other, then that means we're quite brave too!"

(Episode ends)