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- ―Bertie, pulling Bulgy down the country lane
Bulgy's Back is a magazine story.
Every morning at eight o'clock, Bertie collects some children from the Main Station and takes them to school. One morning when he arrives, the children are misbehaving. They tell Bertie that they had been waiting for ages and were becoming bored. On the journey, their noisy chatter gives the bus a headache. Later, Bertie turns down a quiet and narrow country lane for a moment's peace and quiet. Then, in a barn, he spots Bulgy. The double-decker bus had been made into a Playbus but was forgotten about and left in the barn. This gives Bertie an idea.
Bulgy hadn't been used for quite some time and his engine won't start, so Bertie's driver ties Bulgy behind them and they towed the large bus to the Main Station. Once there, Bertie tells his idea to the Fat Controller. Later that day, Bulgy gets thoroughly cleaned and mended and the Fat Controller sends him to a quiet corner of the Main Station Yard.
The following morning, when the children arrive to wait for Bertie, Bulgy calls over to them. The children are pleased to have some fun before going to school and Bulgy is happy too. He is not lonely any more.