This is where our heroes meet Sailor John and Spud the Scarecrow in The Beginning of the Chronicles II.
[Thomas is chuffing along the track]
Percy: I hope we won't have a lot of mail to deliver.
Thomas: Likewise, I don't wanna spend Chirstmas working.
SpongeBob: What we do need is a good tree.
Blackie: A very giant one.
[then a rustling is heard]
Patrick: What was that?
[the rustling is heard again]
[They move quietly]
Penny Ling: Anyone there?
[then a scrarecrow pops out]
Scarecrow: [blows raspberry]
Sunil Nevla: WAAHH!!! [hies in Pepper's tail]
Scarecrow: [laughing] What a laugh!
Rarity: Goodness! What's the big idea scaring us like that?!
Scarecrow: What? It's only fun!
Applejack: And who are you anyway?
Pepper Clark; Wait a minute. I know you.
[the Scarecrow steps out]
Pepper Clark; Spud?
Pepper Clark: Spud, it really is you!
Spud: Nice to see you again!
Pinkie: Pepper? You know this talking scarecrow?
Pepper Clark: Yeah. I met him when I was a younger skunk..
[We see young skunks]
Pepper Clark: Hey, what about me?
Young skunk #1: Get lost, Pepper!
Young Skunk #2: Yeah, you smell bad!
Young skunk #3: And no one likes your cheap jokes!
Pepper Clark: My jokes are not cheap!
Young Skunk #2: Says you! None of them make us laugh!
Young Slkunk #1: Why don't you just get lost?!
Pepper Clark: [tearing up, runs off]
[Pepper is now in a feild weeping]
Pepper Clark: Why do they have to treat me like I'm nothing? [cries]
[as she cries a scarecrow walking by notices her]
Spud: Hey, what's wrong little skunk?
Pepper Clark: Huh, who said that?
Spud: Me, over here.
Pepper Clark: AH! TALKING SCARECROW!!
Spud: It's alright, I'm not gonna hurt you.
Pepper Clark: Who are you?
Spud: I'm Spud. What's your name?
Pepper Clark: Pepper Clark.
Spud: You like fun?
Pepper Clark: Sure I do! I'm a comedian! [honks a clown horn she pulls out of nowhere]
Spud: [laughing] That's a funny one! Watch this! [does so cartwheels]
Pepper Clark: [laughing] Nice one!
[the 2 keep doing funny tricks as they both laugh about it]
Pepper's dad: Pepper!
Pepper Clark: Oh, that's my father. I've got to go now. I'll see you later.
Spud: Alright. It was nice meeting you.
Pepper Clark: Nice meet you too!
Minka Mark: Nice story.
Pepper Clark: Yeah, and me and Spud have been friends eversince.
Spud: Yeah. Good friends. [pets her back]
Thomas: Well, me and Percy have to head for the mail station now, we'll see you later. [puffs off]
Spongebob: Alright, see you later. Now, to the tree shop!
[they continue their way to the tree shop]
[Thomas is chuffing along]
[then he notices something on the tracks ahead]
[he squints his eyes to get a better look]
[Then to his surprise, there was a boat]
Thomas: A boat?
[he goes to take a closer look]
[Then it turns out to be a boat on train wheels]
Thomas: A railboat! [he then stops next to the boat for a closer look. Then, a light is shown on him]
Pirate: Ah, what have we here?
Thomas: A pirate!
Pirate: Whatcha doing spying on me?
Thomas: I wasn't spying on you, I was just heading to the Canterlot Mail Station when I saw you.
Pirate: Oh. I see.
Thomas: Who are you?
Pirate: My name's John. Sailor John!
Skiff: And I'm Skiff!
Thomas: I'm Thomas. What brings you in Canterlot?
Sailor John: Me and Skiff are gonna spead the Holidays here.
Thomas: Oh, exciting.
Sailor John: Unfortenately, the wind has stopped, and we can't get to the town square.
Thomas: Well, I don't have to work too soon, I could give you a boost.
Sailor John: Ah, thank you kindly. [hops in Skiff] Full speed ahead!
[Thomas does so]
[Thomas then pushes Skiff to the town square, but unknown to him, Blackie notices]
Blackie: Huh? What's a sailor and boat doing in Canterlot?
SpongeBob: What is it, Blackie?
Blackie: Call me crazy, but I thought I saw Thomas shunting a railboat with a sailor onboard.
Blackie: You guys go ahead, I'll be back.
SpongeBob: Oh, okay.
[soon Thomas reaches the twon square]
Sailor John: We'll take it from him, Thomas. Thanks for the push!
Thomas: You're welcome. Now, I've got work to do. [leaves]
Sailor John: See you later, Thomas.
Blackie: S'cuse me.
Sailor John: Huh? [notices Blackie] Oh good evening mister. Can I help you?
Blackie: No, just have one question for ya. What brings a sailor and his boat into a high class royal city like Canterlot?
Sailor John: Oh, we're just some tourists speading time in the fancy city of Canterlot for the holidays.
Blackie: [looks at John with a look of suspision] Okay. Just thought I'd ask.
Sailor John: Alirght. Mr...
Blackie: Name's Blackie.
Sailor John: Sailor John.
Skiff: And my name's Skiff!
Blackie: Nice to meet you both, I'd love to stay and chat, but I must help my friends find a Chirstmas Tree. I'll be off now. [walks away] (to hmself) I don't trust that guy, something tells me there is something bad about him.