Narrator: Casey Junior and Tootle enjoy working in the docks. They like the sea air and the sound of the gulls. (Casey and Tootle pull some trucks into the docks) But one day, the two friends were both feeling hot and bothered. A crane was causing trouble. His name was Cranky, and this was his first day at the docks.
Cranky: You're useless little bugs!
Narrator: He called from above.
Cranky: If you put these trucks on the inside lines, the I wouldn't have so far to travel.
Casey Jr: (angrily) Rubbish!
Narrator: Said Casey.
Casey Jr: We always arrange our trucks like this, And no crane has ever complained before.
Cranky: Well, I'm complaining now.
Narrator: And Cranky banged his load down on the quayside. (Casey and Tootle gasp in shock and speed away) Later, the two engines met Montana and Harry Hogwarts and told them about Cranky.
Montana: Cranes are airy-fairy things. They need a lot of attention-like me, in fact, said Montana.
You should see the situation from Cranky's point of view, huffed Harry Hogwarts. He's high up in the air, coping with wind, rain, and baking sun. then he looks down ane sees you two little engines being annoying. No wonder he calls you bugs.
Narrator: When Cranky heard that the big engines agreed with him, he grew bossier still.
Cranky: Come on, come on, push those trucks closer to me.
Narrator: But Tootle was too upset to concentrate that he pushed the trucks too far. (Tootle pushes the trucks)
Narrator: Poor Tootle!
Tootle: That hurts!
Narrator: Then Cranky laughed at Tootle and played a trick on Casey.
Cranky: Push your trucks onto the outside line. It's easier for me to load up.
Narrator: So Casey did. But Cranky left the loads beside the trucks, not in them.
Cranky: You must have known my arm can't reach you there.
Narrator: Complained Cranky. This mix-up caused confusion and delay. Mickey Mouse was most upset.
Mickey Mouse: Casey and Tootle, this new crane has an important job to do. I have heard that you have not been helping him toady. You will go to your sheds and consider how you will improve yourselves tomorrow.
Narrator: Now Belle and Rosie were upset, too. (Casey and Tootle set off to the sheds) That evening, a big storm raged across the island. Cranky and the big engines were trapped at the docks.
Toots: We're sure to be safe in this shed
Narrator: Said Toots. But he was wrong. The engines had no idea that they were about to be put in great fanger by an old tramp steamer. (The engines scream in terror when they spot the ship) It was out of control and running around, straight into the sheds. (The ship bangs into the shed and sends Cranky falling down)
Cranky: Aaaaaaaaaaaagh! (falls to the ground and hurts himself)
Rustee Rails, Harry Hogwarts, Toots, and Montana: Heeeeelp!
Narrator: Called the engines from inside the shed.
Cranky: I can't.
Mickey Mouse: Called Cranky pathetically. When the storm was over, Mickey Mouse rushed to the scene of destruction. Casey and Tootle will help you.
Narrator: He called to Cranky. And then you can help the engines.
Cranky: Oh, please hurry!
Narrator: Cried Cranky.
Cranky: And tell them I'm sorry I was rude to them.
Mickey Mouse: So it was you!
Narrator: Murmured Mickey Mouse.
Mickey Mouse: I owe those engines an apology.
Narrator: Casey and Tootle soon came to the rescue. (Casey and Tootle race to the race) And it wasn't too long before Cranky was upright again and clearing the wreckage. At last the the engines were free.
Montana: Oh, thank you
Narrator: Said Montana.
Montana: What would I have done without you?
Cranky: Well, I had to be rescued before I could help you. But I never thought it would be by a couple of b-b-
Narrator: Cranky was about to say bugs, but then quickly corrected himself.
Cranky: Er...small engines. Thank you. I'll never be rude again. However, you two mites are in my way, so move over.
Tootle: Pah! (feeling angry)
Narrator: Said Tootle.
Tootle: He's back to bugging us!
Casey Junior: (shocked) No, Tootle, don't move! You're still attached to Cranky! (Tootle pulls Cranky again)
Narrator: But it was too late. (a goofy holler is heard from Cranky when he falls to the ground) Cranky still looks down on the two little engines, but ever since that stormy night, he never calls them bugs or mites, because he knows they may bite back.