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The Deputation - Told by Ringo Starr (US)

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  • I made this, so I took the UK version, edited out the word "The Fat Controller" out and replaced it with "Sir Topham Hatt". Enjoy!

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  • Ringo Starr: Snow came early to the Island of Sodor. It was heavier than usual. Most engines hate snow. Donald and Douglas were used to it. Coupled back to back with a van between their tenders and a snowplow on their fronts, (Douglas' whistle blows) they set to work. They puffed backwards and forwards patrolling the line. Generally, the snow slipped away easily, but sometimes, they found deeper drifts. (Douglas pushes the drift of snow) Presently, the came to a drift which was larger than most. They charged it, (Douglas pushes another drift of snow, then backs up) and were just backing for another try when...
  • Henry: Help! Help!
  • Douglas: Lord's sakes, Donald. It's Henry. Don't worry yourself, Henry. Wait a while. We'll have you out.
  • Ringo Starr: Henry was vert grateful. (Henry's whistle blows) He saw all was not well. The twins were looking glum. They told them Sir Topham Hatt was making a decision.
  • Donald and Douglas: He'll send us away for sure.
  • Percy: It's a shame.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Percy.
  • Gordon: A lot of nonsense about a broken singalbox.
  • Ringo Starr: Grumbled Gordon.
  • James: That spiteful brakevan too.
  • Ringo Starr: Put in James.
  • James: Good riddance. That's what I say.
  • Henry: They were splendid in the snow.
  • Ringo Starr: Added Henry.
  • Henry: It isn't fair.
  • Ringo Starr: They all agreed that something must be done. But none knew what. (Percy catches up with Edward) Percy decided to talk to Edward about it.
  • Edward: What you need.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Edward.
  • Edward: Is a deputation.
  • Ringo Starr: He explained what that was. Percy ran back quickly. (Percy leaves and toots his whistle)
  • Percy: Edward says we need... a depostation.
  • Gordon: Of course!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: The question is.
  • Henry: What is a desporation?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Henry.
  • Percy: It's when engines tell Sir Topham Hatt something's wrong.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Percy.
  • Duck: Did you say "Tell Sir Topham Hatt?"
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Duck thoughtfully. There was a long silence. (all the engines pause)
  • Gordon: I propose.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: That Percy be our uh... disputation.
  • Percy: I?!
  • Ringo Starr: Squeaked Percy.
  • Percy: I can't.
  • Henry: Rubbish, Percy.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Henry.
  • Henry: It's easy.
  • Gordon: That settled then.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Gordon. Poor Percy wished it wasn't. (Percy leaves worriedly)
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Hello, Percy. It's nice to be back.
  • Ringo Starr: Percy jumped. (Percy backs up)
  • Percy: Uh, ye-- yes, sir. Please, sir.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You look nervous, Percy. What's the matter?
  • Percy: Please, sir. They made me a desporation, sir. To speak to you, sir. I don't like it, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Sir Topham Hatt pondered.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Do you mean a deputation, Percy?
  • Percy: Yes, sir. Please, sir. It's Donald and Douglas, sir. They say, sir. That if you send them away, sir. They'll be turned into scrap, sir. That would be dreadful, sir. Please, sir. Don't send them away...
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Thank you, Percy. That will do.
  • Ringo Starr: Later, Sir Topham Hatt spoke to the engines.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I had a... a deputation. I understand your feelings, and I've given a lot of thought to the matter.
  • Ringo Starr: He paused impressively.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Donald and Douglas, I hear that your work in the snow was good. You shall have a new coat of paint.
  • Ringo Starr: The twins were surprised. (Donald and Douglas' whistles blow)
  • Donald and Douglas: Thank you, sir.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: But your names will be painted on you. We'll have no more mistakes.
  • Donald and Douglas: Thank you, sir. Does this mean that the both of us?
  • Ringo Starr: Sir Topham Hatt smiled.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: It means...
  • Ringo Starr: That the rest of the speech was drowned in a delighted chorus of cheers and whistles. (all the engines blow their whistles) The twins were here to stay. (they keep blowing their whistles)

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