1. Once upon a time, there was a little boy who had lots of stories. He was a Thomas named Thomas. Once day, he went outside with his stories. He set down his stories to play with the dog, Sophie. Thomas and Sophie played a long time. They played so long, the rain came. Thomas had to come inside, out of the rain. Thomas looked around for his stories, but they were gone. They had just disappeared. Maybe the rain washed them away. Or maybe they ran next door to Mr. Ricky’s house.