is in the T-Room, bending T-Bags silver teaspoons. He gets told off
by T-Bag and told to make a cup of tea. He uses a leaf from a plant
other than the T-Plant. T-Bag realises that the tea tastes funny, but
she praises T-Shirt for the tea.
sees T-Shirt making the tea and decides that she has been double-crossed
and so heads off to story number one.
Debbie arrives, T-Bag captures Hickory and takes his clothes and takes
on his appearance. Debbie arrives and then hands them over to T-Bag
in disguise. After T-Bag leaves, Debbie discovers the real Hickory tied
up in an alleyway. She realises that she has been tricked, and Hickory
is stupefied at how Debbie "could be so silly". Debbie decides
not to "go down without a fight" and heads off back to story
10 to get back the number.
is full of self praise about how ingenious her plan was. She decides
to get rid of them forever by melting them down over a stove. Debbie
bangs on the T-Room door and demands the numbers back. T-Bag announces
that the numbers are being melted and asks her to come and see for herself.
T-Shirt shows T-Bag and Debbie a pan full of melted silver. Debbie runs
off back to Hickory, and T-Shirt tricks T-Bag into letting him follow
her under the pretense that he is going to bully her.
arrives back in story number one and cries as she relates what has happened
to Hickory. Hickory starts crying aswell. Debbie then decides to go
back home. T-Shirt rushes into the town square and gives Debbie the
numbers in his cap. He explains that he had swapped the silver number
for the silver teaspoons and that they had been melted instead.
and Debbie lay out the numbers on the ground and find that the 10, 11
and the 1 from twelve are missing. Hickory turns up in his spare uniform
and they find 4 number ones on the medals on his uniform.
starts to suspect that T-Shirt has done something to her cup of tea
as she drinks it.
finds that the 0 is missing from 10. She finds it on a sign pointing
to the "Tower". It is the letter O.
puts it with the others, and suddenly a heavenly choir starts singing
and the numbers disappear and reappear on the clock. T-Bag discovers
that the clock is working in her saucer and goes to rectify this situation.
She finds that her powers are beginning to fail as she transports herself
to the town square. Her powers fail completely in the town square, and
T-Shirt explains that the last cup of tea he made wasn't tea at all
and that her powers were weakening the more she drank.
clock strikes midnight, and Hickory remembers the end of the story -
that at midnight, everything evil withers and dies and is replaced by
goodness. We then see the T-Plant burst into flames as the T-Room collapses.
T-Bag disappears with a scream.
then finds that everyone else in the town square had disappeared and
so she takes herself back to the shop. Thomas comes in and finds Debbie
standing in front of the book with her eyes closed and the ending sequence
goes something like this:
Great book that, eh?
You frightened me!
Oh, sorry. I didn't mean to.
Yes, it's a great book.
I love stories with a happy ending. Don't you?
Yes... (closes book)... I do.