Little and Light is a magazine story.
Spencer was on Sodor with the Duke and Duchess and Boxford who were to have dinner with the Mayor at Wellsworth Town Hall. Percy is jealous of Spencer, who tells him its not his fault for being little. Now Percy just thinks Spencer's too big for his buffers. Both engines set off for Wellsworth; Spencer heading to the station and Percy to the Goods Yard.
Not far away, the River Rose canal boat was chugging slowly along the canal. An old, dead tree crashed into the canal, sending water flying over Spencer's line. Spencer braked hard; it was too dangerous for Spencer to cross the waterlogged track. Then, Percy arrived and offers to take the Duke and Duchess to the Mayor in his box car. Percy is delighted to be useful, but can't help teasing poor Spencer.
- The tree would not have splashed up enough water to make the tracks dangerous.