Review by Freddie7
It was a special holiday on the Island of Sodor, Bertie the bus was working harder than ever before and all the engines
were busy working too, pulling goods and taking passengers all across the island, Duck, was waiting for his next journey to
start, but near him stood a red bus, but he didn't look friendly like Bertie, the bus growled as he saw the happy passengers
boarding Duck's coaches, he grumbled about the railway and syas that if he had known he was bringing them to a steam engine,
he would have broken down on purpose, Duck smiled and was pleased that he hadn't, but the bus continued to be rude, saying
that one days all rialways will be ripped up, Duck was horridied at such a thought.
He then tells the bus about Bertie, and how sad he would be if the railway was taken up, but the bus just scoffed and
then made rude remarks about Bertie too.
The bus buzzes away leaving Duck to grumble, Duck is glad he is gone, but is even more glad when he meets Oliver further
up the line, he tels Oliver all about the red bus, Oliver says he calls the bus 'Bulgy', and then puffs away with his coaches.
But a little later, Oliver returns and tells Duck that Bulgy's friend has come, he too is a bus and is also just as rude a
she is, he then says that his friend is taking Bulgy's passengers home, leaving Bulgy free to steal theirs.
Duck is shocked at the thought, but then Oliver explains that Bulgy thinks he can take them to the big station before
them, Duck just huffs and knows it;s much longer by road, but then Oliver tells Duck that Bulgys has said he knows a short
cut to beat the engines and puffs crossly away.
But later that evening the two engines are waiting for the home-ward rush, but there is no sign of any of the passengers.
Then, Oliver spies Bulgy nearby collecting the passengers, he has a large banner across his side saying 'Railway Bus',
and soon dashes away with all the passengers, this makes Duck very cross, so he chases after him along the branch line, Duck
wonders how he can pay Bulgy out for being rude, but Bulgy is busy making his way along the road towards his shortcut, but
later, as Duck approaches a small bridge, he sees a man waving a red flag. The line here crosses a narrow raod bridge, and
there, wedged firmly underneath the structure was Bulgy, his shortcut had backfired on him, his passengers call up to Duck
and his crew and ask them for help getting home, Duck's crew survey the bridge, and although it's risky, they agree to help
the urgent passengers, so slowly and carefully, Duck begins to move slowy across the bridge as Bulgy wails that it might fall
on him, Duck says it wouold serve him right for telling such horrid lies, but luckily for Bulgy, the bridge didn't collapse.
Duck made good time and delivered the passengers safely to their waiting trains, and the bridge is now mended too, but
poor Bulgy and his mean ways unfortunately, he never learned sence, so he's been turned into a hen-house now where his lies
can do no harm to anyone, but the hens, never listen to them anyway.