Gordon is a very proud of pulling the express. As he puffs along the mainline he thinks he’s the most important engine on the island. Unfortunately this makes the other engines not want to be around him all the time.
One evening he was at the sheds with the other engines. He had a fantastic run and was feeling extra cocky.
“Ah, it really is great to be me,” he boasted in the shed that night. All the other engines tried to ignore him, but it was not good. At last James spoke up.
“Listen Gordon, all you do is boast about how you pull the express all day while we have to pull goods trains, shunt, and...”
“Oh be quiet James,” retorted Gordon. “You only say that because you’re a small red engine and hate that sort of work. Edward butted in.
“Stop arguing both of you, Gordon, James does have a point.”
“Yeah,” agreed Henry. “All you do is pull the express, boast about it and we get sick of it.”