Brilliant Ben is a rhyming magazine story.
It is bonfire night and there is to be a fireworks display. After they are finished with their work, the engines meet but, Ben is nowhere to be seen! As all the engines worry and wonder where he is, Ben comes puffing out sparks just before the fireworks are lit!
- Bill and Ben's lettering is black.
- In the first illustration, Percy is missing a boiler band.