Narrator: It was a depressing day in Sodor, Stanley trundled slowly into Knapford Station and he was in a lot of pain in his fire box, and Oliver was there too.
Stanley: “Oh, Oliver, I’m in a lot of pain in my firebox, I can’t handle this heavy load, can you take it for me, please?”
Narrator: Oliver snorted.
Oliver: “No way, Stanley, do your own work, us railroad engines are expected to do our own work, so get back to work.”
Narrator: Stanley sighed depressingly then he struggled outta Knapford station.
Narrator: Toby was speaking to Emily and Neville by the water tower when Stanley arrived.
Emily: “Good grief, are you alright, Stanley?
Neville: “You look real bad.”
Toby: “How shocking.”
Narrator: Stanley looked at Neville with 1 single tear drop in his right eye.
Stanley: “Oh, Neville, I got such a terrible pain in my firebox, I asked Oliver to help me, but he won’t.”
Narrator: Emily, Toby and Neville were feeling terribly sorry for Stanley.
Neville: “I’ll tell you what, Stanley, I'll take that load for you.”
Stanley: “Are you sure about this, Neville?"
Neville: “Of course, Stanley, I can’t stand seeing a brave railroad engine struggling.”
Narrator: Stanley managed to smile at Neville.
Stanley: “It's very heavy.”
Neville: “I’m used to it, Stanley, I pull the express and that’s very heavy.”
Emily: “Go and rest at the roundhouse, Stanley, we’ll see you later.”
Stanley: “Thanks a bunch, you guys………….”
Narrator: The signal guard uncoupled Stanley from the train and he trundled back over to the Roundhouse.
Narrator: Neville was coupled up to Stanley’s train, then he trundled away.
Narrator: Stanley struggled along the railroad tracks, the pain was unbearable and suddenly……>BLAST Stanley’s firebox exploded and Neville, Emily and Toby began feeling a sudden tremble.
Emily: “What the heck was that?”
Neville: “I don’t know, Emily.”
Toby: "Let's go check it out."
Narrator: They trundled further down the line, Henry was there and he was with Stanley.
Narrator: Neville gasped in shock, Stanley was all burned up.
Neville: “Good grief, what the heck happened?”
Henry: “I don't know, Neville, I just felt a sudden tremble and I came to see what it was and I found Stanley like this."
Neville: “Whatever it was, it just took his entire life away.”
Emily: “Oh that poor Stanley, Thomas, Percy, Toby and Rosie will be depressed as usual.”
Henry: “I agree to that.”
Neville: “I know he needed some help, I'm actually lucky I helped him.”
Emily: “But Oliver didn’t, it might’ve been his entire fault.”
Henry: “I don't think it was Oliver’s entire fault, Emily.”
Neville: “This could the work of something."
Henry: “Or somebody.”
Emily: “I guess we’ll never know just now.”
Narrator: Toby, Emily, Henry and Neville sighed heavily.
To be continued.........