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The next morning the Dispatcher gave out jobs for the day at the "Morning Work Meeting."
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The next morning the Dispatcher gave out jobs for the day at the "MOrning Work Meeting."
"Now George," said the Dispatcher, "you're to take Owan to the Oil Refinery so he can unload his oil barrels. Then take him far out on the ocean."
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"Now George," said the Dispatcher, "you're to take Owan to the Oil Refinery so he can unload his oil barrels. Then take him farer out on the ocean."
 
George gave two blasts of his whistle. Then the Dispatcher turned to Theodore.
 
George gave two blasts of his whistle. Then the Dispatcher turned to Theodore.
 
"Theodore, you're to deliver lumber to the east side of the harbor," he said.
 
"Theodore, you're to deliver lumber to the east side of the harbor," he said.
 
Theodore tooted two blasts. With the jobs given, the tugboats set off for work.
 
Theodore tooted two blasts. With the jobs given, the tugboats set off for work.
 
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Theodore went to the barges' docks. He found Bonavista loaded with lumber.
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Theodore went to the barages' docks. He found Bonavista loaded with lumber.
 
"Ready to go," she said cheerfully.
 
"Ready to go," she said cheerfully.
 
Theodore buttoned on and slowly set off.
 
Theodore buttoned on and slowly set off.
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"The Junk Yard is getting overfilled," explained Pearl. "Please help clean it up."
 
"The Junk Yard is getting overfilled," explained Pearl. "Please help clean it up."
 
"Today?" asked Theodore.
 
"Today?" asked Theodore.
"No," laughed Pearl. "You'll start cleaning it out today. I'd like you to begin with dock 1, which has very little scrap floating in the dock."
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"NO," laughed Pearl. "You'll start cleaning it out today. I'd like you to begin with dock 1, which has very little scrap floating in the dock."
 
Theodore tooted twice and Pearl left him alone. He buttoned onto an old fishing trawler, and began leaving for the Steelworks on the west side of the harbour.
 
Theodore tooted twice and Pearl left him alone. He buttoned onto an old fishing trawler, and began leaving for the Steelworks on the west side of the harbour.
 
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Theodore had finished work and was heading home when he heard an emergency whistle. It came from the the harbour entrance. He rushed to the entrance. When he arrived he found Constance, looking serious.
 
Theodore had finished work and was heading home when he heard an emergency whistle. It came from the the harbour entrance. He rushed to the entrance. When he arrived he found Constance, looking serious.
"There's a ship who's broken it's propeller and is stuck on shore," she said urgently.
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"There's a ship who's broken its propeller and is stuck on shore," she said urgently.
 
"Where's the ship located?" he asked.
 
"Where's the ship located?" he asked.
 
"On the Gulf of Mexico," she said.
 
"On the Gulf of Mexico," she said.
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"We can't travel at night," said Migual nervously.
 
"We can't travel at night," said Migual nervously.
 
"Yes we can," said Theodore.
 
"Yes we can," said Theodore.
He turned on his flashlights. As they moved steadily in the darkness, Migual was beginning to feel cranky.
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He turned on his flashlights. As they moved stedily in the darkness, Migual was beginning to feel cranky.
 
"Why would they let a small tugboat like you rescue me?" he grumbled.
 
"Why would they let a small tugboat like you rescue me?" he grumbled.
Theodore paid no attention; he was used to working with grumpy barges and ships before.
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Theodore paid no attention; he was used to working with grumpy barrages and ships before.
 
"No wonder why I work with Guysbrough," thought Theodore.
 
"No wonder why I work with Guysbrough," thought Theodore.
 
Eventually Migual fell asleep.
 
Eventually Migual fell asleep.
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In the morning, as the sun was starting to rise, Theodore arrived in the Big Harbour. Constance, who was already up, greeted them.
 
In the morning, as the sun was starting to rise, Theodore arrived in the Big Harbour. Constance, who was already up, greeted them.
 
"Well done Theodore," she whispered.
 
"Well done Theodore," she whispered.
Theodore smiled. He took Migual to be unloaded by Clayton, and then to the Ship docks where the ships stayed.
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Theodore smiled. He took Migual to be unloaded by Clayton, and then to the SHip docks where the ships stayed.
   
 
He returned to his dock right as the morning work meeting was taking place. Pearl and Petra were there too.
 
He returned to his dock right as the morning work meeting was taking place. Pearl and Petra were there too.
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