The Flying Broomstick is a magazine story.
It is Halloween and the Fat Controller has organised a special party. Whilst Oliver is bringing pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns and pumpkin pie; Thomas is to take children to the party, but before he leaves, Donald and Douglas give him a broomstick and a headboard reading "the Flying Broomstick", which are placed on Thomas' front. Percy is disappointed not to be taking "the Flying Broomstick", but the Fat Controller gives him the important job of collecting a special guest from the harbour. Percy returns with purple smoke coming out of his funnel; the special guest is a magician.