posted by Seanthehedgehog
This is kind of a continuation of Emily having Edward's spot from Edward's Exploit. This time, we have Emily take on Edward's role in Edward And Gordon.
Emily, and James
Since Emily returned from the Steamworks, she was getting less work from Sir Tophamm Hat. Often, she had been sitting in the sheds not working, and some of the other engines made fun of her about it, and sometimes teased her. "Sir Tophamm Hat won't need آپ anymore." They said, "He wants powerful engines like us."
Emily felt sad. She began to cry one day, when Sir Tophamm Hat was giving the engines their work for the day. He saw that she was sad, and walked up to her. "Why are آپ sad?" He asked. "Would آپ like to pull James' passenger train for the day?"
"Oh yes." کہا Emily with excitement. So they lit her fire, and she made lots of steam.
Emily collected three medium sized coaches. They were painted similar to her own coaches, but were slightly bigger. The dark green engine arrived at Gordon's hill, and felt the weight of her coaches as she pulled hard. Her wheels slipped, but she didn't stop. "I'll do it. I'll do it." She puffed.
سے طرف کی the time Emily reached the سب, سب سے اوپر of the hill, she whistled with hapiness, and continued on downhill.
Later that night, Sir Tophamm Hat spoke to her. "You have done a splendid job today. Your driver told me about your dilligent efforts about getting up Gordon's Hill. I am sorry that آپ didn't get much work recently, and I shall make it up to you."
"Thank آپ sir." کہا Emily, and went off to the sheds, leaving her coaches so that a tank engine could shunt them away.
"I'm going to get مزید work from Sir Tophamm Hat." Emily announced to the others. "What do آپ think about that?"
"Rubbish." کہا Thomas.
"Disgraceful." کہا Gordon.
"Disgusting." Put in James.
"Despicable." Finished Henry. "I'm glad we got to say that again."
However, Emily was not able to hear them. She was so happy, and tired that she fell asleep at once.
اگلے morning, James was boasting about how Sir Tophamm Hat assigned him to pull the express since Gordon was not feeling well. "You watch me Emily," Boasted James, "As I rush سے طرف کی with the express. That will be a splendid sight for you." The red mixed traffic engine started to leave the sheds. "Goodbye everyone. Look out for me this afternoon." He said.
Emily just smiled, and went on to do her work. Today, she was to shunt some freight cars. Emily enjoyed that. She loved sneaking up on the freight cars, and giving them a bump. "Oh!" They would scream, "Whatever is happening?" Then, Emily would put them in their proper siding.
After shunting freight cars, Emily was told to wait in a siding, and have a rest. Presently, James arrived. Instead of nice shiny coaches, he was pulling two dirty coal cars, a tar wagon, and three freight cars carrying gravel. "A freight train. A freight train. A freight train." He complained. "The shame of it. The shame of it. Oh, the shame of it."
Emily giggled, and went to shunt مزید freight cars. Then there was trouble. "James got stuck on Gordon's Hill." کہا a workman, "Can آپ go help him get up?" "I'll try my hardest." کہا Emily cheerfully, and went to Gordon's Hill.
When she arrived, James was being spoken to severly سے طرف کی his driver, and fireman. "You're not trying." They said. "I can't do it. It's those freight cars, they hold an engine back. If they were coaches, then I'd be able to get up the ہل, لندن with ease."
Emily's driver walked up to them, "We've come to push." He said. "No use at all." Remarked James. "You wait, and see." کہا Emily's driver.
They backed down to the start of the hill, and Emily coupled up from behind. "I'm ready." She said. "No good." کہا James, and the two engines started to get the train uphill.
James was cross, "I can't do it. I can't do it. I can't do it."
"I will do it. I will do it. I will do it." Puffed Emily. Her wheels slipped as she helped James get up the hill, but she was so surprised when they reached the top, and James took off quickly. "I've done it. I've done it." He puffed proudly.
Emily tried to keep up, but James was too fast for her. She was very sad about James not thanking her, but was glad he got over the ہل, لندن with her help. The fireman gave her a nice long drink, and the driver said, "I'll get out my paint tomorrow, and give آپ a new کوٹ of dark green. Then you'll be the most beautiful engine in the shed."