A famous storyteller comes to the island to open a new library. It's Thomas' job to show the storyteller the sights of Sodor so she can write a special story for the children. Thomas tries to take the Storyteller to the docks but he finds James in trouble and has to help his friend. Then he takes the storyteller to pirates cove but Emily needs his help taking flour to the bakery. Finally he tries to take the storyteller to Misty Valley but on the way he finds Percy in trouble. By the time of the library opening, Thomas hasn't managed to take the storyteller to see any sights for her story. But the storyteller has a better idea. She decides to write a story all about the day that Thomas helped his friends. Thomas is delighted! When Emily is given the job of working with Whiff, a friendly garbage collection engine, the other engines tease her about her smelly new friend. Emily is embarrassed and tries to keep her distance from Whiff. But every time she gets away, Whiff catches up with her. Emily meets Spencer who's way is blocked by lots of garbage trucks - the ones that Emily was supposed to move with Whiff. Emily feels bad. She tries to move the trucks but finds they are too heavy. She asks Gordon and Spencer to help, but both refuse to move the smelly trucks. Only Whiff is willing to help move the trucks. Emily is please to call Whiff her friend.