Percy Takes the Plunge

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The Eight Famous Engines

Release Date

January 22 2014

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Percy Takes the Plunge is the seventh episode of the eleventh season.


Percy normally takes stone trucks to the harbour. One day, Henry felt so tired after working very hard and wanted to rest in the sheds, but Percy was there, talking to Bill and Ben about the time he kept his promise and helped Thomas to take the children home as he was travelling through the terrible storm. Percy is embellishing the tale, as he speaks about how he braved through flood waters using the phrase "Water's nothing to an engine with determination." Bill and Ben shower Percy with praise, and Henry angrily tells them to leave, as the sheds are only for engines belonging to the Fat Controller. Percy gets very angry at Henry for sending Bill and Ben away and calling them silly.

Henry just tells Percy that his line about water and determination is very silly. As Percy was leaving the harbour, he reminded Henry about the time that he has refused to leave the tunnel, because of the rain. Later on, Percy met Thomas at the quayside, as he saw the board saying "DANGER! ENGINES MUST NOT PASS THIS BOARD!" Thomas reminded Percy not to go past it and also told him about the time he has passed the board and fell down the mine. Percy couldn't see the mine and he does not realise that the foundations of the quay have sunk and the track now slopes downward into the sea. As a result Percy, who is now feeling very cheeky, decides that the board is stupid and makes a plan to pass it.




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