|This article is about 'the 1990 magazine story'. You may be looking for 'the 2004 magazine story'.|
- “Look out, Percy. The dragon's coming to gobble you up”
Percy and the Dragon is a magazine story.
Percy steams into the station looking surprised, Gordon is there and he is in no mood for puzzles. Percy says that he has seen a huge dragon past the old railway bridge. Gordon laughs and so do the other engines. Later that morning, Percy is taking some coal trucks to the harbour, but he is still worried about the dragon. After delivering the coal, he makes his way back to the main station. When he returns, he sees the dragon, but it is a paper dragon for the Chinese festival being held in the village green. In the end, no one laughs at Percy.
- The plot, albeit drastically altered, was used for the third series episode, Thomas, Percy and the Dragon.
- James is missing his dome in the last illustration.
- Percy has a lamp in the seventh illustration, but not in the others.