|"My whole life is ruined. I used to
be so useful. I used to drive all the little children to school,
dreaming about what they would be when they grew up. I was such a
happy and proud little bus. But now they tell me I'm too old to have
children -- they put me out to auction. Then I was towed here
in a snow storm. I do not know what is to become of me or who I belong
to. And then the kids stole my emblems. I have not been able
to stop crying. Oh, you wouldn't understand. You both look so loved
and happy. I was loved once too..." and with that, Wiggles cried
"I do understand," said Henry. "Someday I will tell you how I came
here on a truck not knowing what was happening to me after I lost everything.
Really, I do understand. But I was rescued, and you are being rescued
too. Guinness and I got you off that auction and we are going to
take good care of you.. But we never thought anyone would hurt you
"Why do kids have to be so mean?" asked Guinness.
"They are not ALL that way" Wiggle fondly reminisced.
Henry thought that Wiggle looked tired. "We cannot get the key tonight
from Bill Furless" he said, "but we will come and get you as soon as we
can, and we will visit you lots and lots. You are going to be in
OUR family now, and we will take GOOD care of you. You are getting
a new Transmission here, and those fuel lines of yours keep leaking...
Wait 'til we get those fixed. You won't be crying any more.
You are going to have the best life a school bus ever had!"
"Promise?" Wiggle asked, looking for reassurance they would really
come RESCUE her.
"Promise." said Guinness. "Now you will get to drive around
doggies and be a part of a great family!".
"I don't know how to repay you," whispered Wiggle.
"I know that feeling too," quipped Henry with a hint of sarcasm.
Guinness jabbed him with her elbow. "Not now. Let's not worry her,"
"That's what friends are for," said Guinness, who kissed poor Wiggle
and sang her to sleep.