Busy Bee is a short magazine story.
Lady Hatt helped Stephen to make a pirate costume for a fancy-dress party. Then it was Bridget's turn to have a costume made, but she could not think of anything. Next moment, a big bee flew in through an open window. It buzzed around for several minutes before Lady Hatt opened another window and it flew away. The bee had given Bridget an idea.
On the day of the party, Lady Hatt arrived at the main station with her grandchildren. Stephen was in his pirate costume and Bridget was dressed in a fluffy costume with black and yellow stripes. The Fat Controller guessed what she was dressed as straight away.
- The photographs used in the story to represent Stephen and Bridget do not look like them.