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"Ha ha! A flying teapot!"
— Henry

The Flying Teapot is a magazine story. It was republished in 2015 as Flying Teapot.


The Fat Controller is anxious to know who is the most useful out of Thomas, James, and Henry. There is a special event happening on Sodor Moor and the winner will get to take passengers to it. Just then, Percy chuffs into the main station claiming to have seen a "flying teapot" floating over the sea, towards Sodor. Thomas was laughing so much at Percy's story that he pulls away without Annie and Clarabel and James forgets to stop at the platform. Henry couldn't stop laughing either and he forgot to take on more coal. The Fat Controller was angry with all of them and gives the special job to Percy.

The special event turned out to be a hot-air balloon rally and there, in the sky, was Percy's flying teapot. He had been right all along and had a wonderful day out.



  • When it was republished in the UK in 2013, an exclamation mark was added to the title.


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