Thomas & Friends
Set on the imaginary island of Sodor, the series follows the adventures of Thomas, a cheeky little Tank Engine, and his friends, Edward, James, Gordon, Percy, Henry and Toby, plus Emily, the first female steam engine -- all under the watchful eye of Sir Topham Hatt, the manager of the Sodor Railway.
Discovery (#313) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Skarloey has lots of jobs and is very, very busy. Rheneas decides to help his friend and take Skarloey's coal cars for him as a surprise. He won't tell anyone what he's up to. But when Rheneas tries to puff up a steep hill with his and Skarloey's cars, they prove much too heavy. He leaves Skarloey's trucks in a siding while he delivers his first. When Rheneas returns, Skarloey's cars have vanished - Rheneas can't find them anywhere. He asks some other engines for help, but before they can start looking, Peter Sam appears, pulling the missing cars! He found them in the siding. Everyone is relieved that the cars have been found. Especially Rheneas who gets to deliver Skarloey's cars after all. Thomas is to take an important Admiral to open a new maritime museum. At the docks, Salty tells Thomas about the lost pirate treasure of Sodor, giving him the old clues to its whereabouts. With the Admiral on board, Thomas sets about trying to follow the clues. He becomes so distracted by his quest that he makes the Admiral very late. Sir Topham Hatt is cross and sends for Harold to take the Admiral the rest of the way. Thomas continues on his quest and finds the final clue, an old line. At the end of the line is the maritime museum, and the Admiral was about to open it. Thomas reveals the location of the lost treasure. The Admiral and Sir Topham Hatt are delighted. Thomas is pleased that he stuck to his quest!
- KQED Plus: Sat, May 25, 2013 -- 6:30am
Strength (#312) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
It is stormy season on the Island of Sodor and Thomas is to deliver some birthday mail to Alice at High Farm. On the way he meets Rosie a young tank engine. Rosie wants to be just like Thomas and tries to follow him to High Farm. This makes Thomas cross and he puffs away. When a storm appears Thomas puffs on, trying to get away from Rosie. Thomas takes a shorter but harder route to Hill Farm, but is soon stuck in a landslide. Rosie catches up with Thomas. Thomas is glad to see her and asks Rosie to deliver the special birthday mail to Alice. Rosie is happy to help and when she returns, Thomas is delighted to see Alice on board Rosie, who has come to say thank you. Its winter and James is bringing coal to the wharf so that Duncan can take it up to the villages in the hills. Duncan challenges James to a race - he'll deliver the coal faster than James can bring it to the wharf. James is too fast for little Duncan, so Duncan decides to hide his coal while James isn't looking. James works extra hard to keep up with Duncan, but eventually runs out of his own coal. Duncan feels terrible and admits what he has done. He goes to find James to load him up with coal again. James and Duncan are happy to be Really Useful once again.
- KQED Plus: Sun, May 26, 2013 -- 6:30am
The Unexpected (#403) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Thomas must fill coal trucks in time for James and Edward to collect them. At the coaling plant, he encounters a big grumpy truck called 'Hector the Horrid'. Thomas tries to approach Hector but Hector roars at him to leave him alone. Thomas puffs quickly away. There's a lot to do and Rosie arrives to help. Rose tries to approach Hector the Horrid but again Hector roars and scares Rosie away. Thomas decides that he's had enough. He biffs Hector hard and sends him flying off the track. Hector reveals that he only roars because he's scared. He's never been filled with coal before. Thomas helps Hector and shows him that being filled with coal can be fun! Thomas and Hector (the not-so-Horrid) shunt the coal trucks in time for James and Edward to collect them. Gordon must take an important engineer to repair some points. He picks up the wrong person at the station and steams off to the points refusing to stop for any other engines. When Gordon realizes his mistake he feels very silly, but he can't head back to collect the engineer as the lines are blocked. Gordon has an idea. He asks all the engines to ferry the engineer up the line, engine-by-engine. Soon the points are repaired and the engines are on their way. Gordon admits that even he needs help sometimes!
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Believing (#404) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Percy breaks down when delivering the mail at night. While Thomas is pushing him back to the sheds, Percy sees some flashing lights in the sky and is convinced they are a spaceship. Gordon teases Percy, so when Thomas is sent to deliver the mail for Percy he becomes determined to prove his friend was right. Thomas spots some lights in the distance but they turn out to be workmen repairing the track. He spots some more lights, but they turn out to be the lighthouse. A third set of lights turns out to be Jeremy! Thomas realizes that Percy must have seen Jeremy landing at the airport! Searching for the spaceship makes Thomas late. Back at the sheds, he explains the truth about the lights to Gordon. And even though Thomas felt silly, he asks Gordon to help deliver the mail on time. Gordon is pleased to help and Percy decides that Jeremy is better than any spaceship! A successful day of deliveries in the snow convinces Henry that he has lucky trucks. The next day, without realizing, Edward uses Henry's trucks to take coal to the villages. Henry is given an important special - to collect presents for the children. Henry tries but finds his job difficult without his lucky trucks. Henry searches for Edward and the lucky trucks - but when he finds him Henry accidentally smashes the lucky trucks! Henry remembers the presents for the children he stops thinking about the trucks and puffs on without them. Soon Henry delivers all the presents. The children are delighted and Henry feels like the luckiest engine of all!
- KQED Plus: Tue, May 28, 2013 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Sight and Sound (#405) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Thomas is looking forward to a big fireworks display that night. But first he is given an important special - to take a new light bulb to the Sodor lighthouse. Thomas is warned that the bulb will easily break and it must be delivered safely before dark so the ships can find their way. Thomas is so determined to finish his special that he can't resist speeding up. Thomas goes so fast that, when he comes to a section of track being replaced, he can't stop in time. He crashes through a barrier breaking the bulb! Thomas puffs off to collect a new bulb knowing that he will now be too late for the display. But when he sees the lighthouse beaming, Thomas thinks it looks as wonderful as any fireworks! While at the Wharf, Thomas uses his new whistle to make the narrow gauge engines jump. This makes the other engines laugh and soon they are all joining in the fun, making each other jump causing chaos across the Wharf! They have a wonderful time until an extra big noise derails Sir Handle. Mr. Percival arrives and puts the engines in their place. The engines all help clear up the wharf, before playing one last trick on Mr. Percival. There's a time and a place for having fun!
- KQED Plus: Wed, May 29, 2013 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Being On Time (#406) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Thomas is to pick up some important items for the finale of a magician's magic show. His reward for a job well done will be a role in the show! Thomas can't stop thinking about being in the magic show and collects all the wrong items. When he returns and realizes what he has done he feels very silly. Thomas puffs off to collect the correct items even though he'll miss the show. He arrives back with the correct items just in time for the grand finale. Thomas is delighted when the magician performs some amazing tricks with him! It's a windy day on Sodor. Thomas is given the job of taking the mayor's new sailing boat to the docks for a special launch ceremony. Thomas is told to wait for an engineer to lower the mast but Thomas is so proud to be taking the beautiful boat that he doesn't wait. When the mast gets caught in some trees, the sails unfurl themselves and open in the wind. The wind in the sails pushes Thomas along. Thomas can't slow down! He races past the harbor unable to stop. When the wind drops, Thomas realizes that he has been very silly. He waits patiently for the engineer to lower the sails and safely puffs the boat to the harbor. The Mayor and Sir Topham Hatt are very pleased.
- KQED Plus: Thu, May 30, 2013 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Experience (#407) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Don't Be Silly, Billy - When Billy, a new engine, comes to the island, Thomas is given the job of showing Billy how to do his jobs. Billy doesn't want to listen to Thomas' instructions. He calls Thomas a bossy engine and races away. Thomas follows him across the island trying to tell Billy what to do, but still Billy won't listen. Eventually Thomas gives up. Soon Billy runs out of coal and water, just as Thomas had warned him. Thomas shunts Billy to the water tower and fills him with coal again. Billy is very sorry for not having listened - he realizes that Thomas was only trying to help. Together, they finish the jobs and Billy admits that he did like working with Thomas after all. All the engines think Edward knows everything. When he's given the job of taking the mail, Edward wants to ask for help, but worries that he'll look silly. He doesn't realize that the trucks are in a specific order and delivers the mail to the wrong places. When he realizes his mistake, he is very upset and knows he'll have to deliver them all over again. Edwards collects the mail and tries to deliver them but is in such a rush that he makes a mistake and the parcels go everywhere. Finally he decides that he must ask for help. He goes to Percy who is happy to help! Edward doesn't feel silly.
- KQED Plus: Fri, May 31, 2013 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Fun and Games (#408) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
While Thomas and Percy wait for an important cargo ship at the docks Thomas suggests a game of Hide and Peep. Cranky wants to play but Thomas tells him that he'd be no good at hiding. Percy hides and Thomas looks for him everywhere. When he can't find Percy, Thomas announces loudly that Sir Topham Hatt has arrived. Percy comes out from his hiding place but is cross when he realizes that Sir Topham Hatt hasn't arrived - Thomas has cheated. Percy hides again and Thomas searches for him. The Dock Manager says that the cargo ship has arrived. Thomas calls for Percy to tell him the news but Percy doesn't believe him and stays hidden. Thomas asks Cranky to help him find Percy. Cranky quickly spots Percy. Thomas puffs over to him and tells him all about the cargo ship. Thomas tells Percy that he is the best hider and that Cranky is the best finder! Toby is given a special job - to take Alicia Botti the opera singer to a special concert. Toby worries about making a mistake. Toby worries so much that he does just that - he forgets to slow at a corner, spilling Alicia's special tea in Henrietta. Then he worries so much that he takes the wrong track. Finally he worries so much that he speeds through a big puddle covering Henrietta in mud. When Alicia Botti sees Henrietta she insists that Toby gets washed. At the wash down, Toby notices the workmen are cheerful and how nobody else is worrying. Later, Toby doesn't worry anymore. And he does his job perfectly!
- KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 3, 2013 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Pushing and Pulling (#409) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Thomas is chosen to deliver Sir Topham Hatt's brand new car to the Sodor Show. When Gordon challenges him to a race, Thomas is so determined to win that he doesn't wait for the workmen to couple up the car's flatbed properly. He pushes the car as fast as he can. He races to the top of Gordon's Hill only for the car to race down the other side without Thomas. Thomas chases as the runaway car hurtles along the track. Other engines have to avoid the speeding car causing chaos! The flatbed hits a bump in the track and the car lands in a big haystack. Thomas feels silly and, even though he loses the race, asks victorious Gordon to help him fetch Rocky to lift the car from the haystack. The two friends make sure Sir Topham Hatt's car makes it to the show on time! Thomas is at the fitters' yard before a special job taking the school choir to a concert. When James teases him, Thomas becomes determined to prove that he hasn't broken down and puffs away to collect the choir before his final inspection. Soon, however, nasty noises start coming from Thomas' engine. Thomas denies that there is anything wrong and puffs on. Eventually he breaks down. Thomas feels very silly. He asks James to help take the choir to the concert on time. Henry shunts Thomas to the fitters' yard to be repaired. And this time he waits patiently for his final inspection.
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Directions (#410) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
When Diesel teases Thomas for being stinky Thomas is determined to prove otherwise. When Thomas is given a special to deliver some stinky cheese to the docks, he goes out of his way to avoid any diesel engines on the way. When Thomas sees 'Arry, he tries to back away, but he crashes into Bert. His cheese delivery flies high into the air and splatters all over them. Thomas feels very silly. He's given some new cheese and puffs quickly to the docks - this time he doesn't mind being stinky. At the docks, Sir Topham Hatt declares Thomas to be really useful and gives Diesel, Arry and Bert the stinky job of shunting the cheese at the docks.
- KQED Plus: Wed, Jun 5, 2013 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Variety (#501) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Mr. Percival is having a new bicycle delivered - but it's missing a bell. Freddie is determined to find one in order to prove himself to James, He looks all over the hills and tries out some different kinds of bells - a cow bell, some clowns' bells, a school bell - but nothing is good enough. A refurbished foghorn gives Freddie a very clever idea - the bell from Mr. Percival's old bicycle! Everyone is very impressed - even James! Heavy snow is blocking the narrow gauge tracks, so Madge must take Duncan by road. Duncan teases Madge and says their journey will be slow and dull. Madge decides to show Duncan how much fun the road can be and takes a detour along some country roads, spraying snow as they go. They have such fun that Madge skids dangerously and ends up hanging over the edge of a steep valley. Slowly and carefully, Madge drives back onto the road. Both Madge and Duncan agree that sometimes slow and careful is the best way to be!
- KQED Plus: Thu, Jun 6, 2013 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Doing Your Best (#502) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
When a storm comes to the hills of Sodor, the little narrow gauge engines are called to help bring the sheep to safety. Skarloey is frightened of the lightning and while Rheneas and Peter Sam puff up and down with the sheep, Skarloey hides. The other engines soon run out of coal, forcing Skarloey to help out. With sheep still in danger, Skarloey puffs into action. Thinking only about the sheep, he realizes that he can do more than he thought! When Duncan becomes a little fed up with his straw deliveries, he decides to find a more important job. He abandons his straw collection to try some other engines' jobs instead. He collects Rusty's sightseers, but is soon distracted by pulling Skarloey's cows to the market - he does neither of his new jobs properly! This makes a lot of people upset - and Rusty and Skarloey get the blame! Duncan tells the truth and puts everything right. He goes back to delivering straw - it's a very important job after all.
- KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 7, 2013 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Team Work (#503) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Sir Handel is delighted when Mr. Percival asks him to ensure that a train full of logs is ready for Thomas to collect later today. This is very urgent, and Mr. Percival tells Sir Handel to ask the very first engines he sees to help him. But instead, Sir Handel decides to find the very best engines to help him. Rheneas and Skarloey offer to help Sir Handel, but he wants to be sure he finds the best engines for the job. Mighty Mac, Rusty, Duncan and Peter are all very able to help, but Sir Handel keeps looking for his ideal helpers, until Thomas arrives to collect the logs. Sir Handel realizes that he's spent so long looking for the best engines to help that he hasn't even started on the job! Luckily Sir Handel sees that his friends ARE the best engines to help and when he asks them to begin work right away, the job is soon done. It's the day of the country show and engine rally in the hills. Madge the snub-nose lorry is to pull the brass band! Interfering Madge takes it upon herself to make sure the engineers get the other engines sparkling clean for the rally. Madge take such an interest that she doesn't get herself clean in good time. She rushes and gets everyone else muddy again in the process! The engineers get to work cleaning again - and this time Madge leaves them to it. Everyone is gleaming just in time for the rally!
- KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 10, 2013 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Good Friends (#504) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Thomas and Percy are best friends with a special best friends' whistle. When Thomas is given the job of pulling a brass band - a job that he knows Percy is desperate to do - he decides to keep the news from his friend. Thomas spends the day avoiding Percy. When Percy finally learns the truth, he is disappointed in Thomas. Thomas feels terrible for not telling his best friend and, after negotiating with Sir Topham Hatt, works out a plan for Percy to pull the band after all. When the Sodor Wishing Tree is damaged in a storm, Henry fears that the special woodsmen he is told to collect have arrived to chop it down. He blocks all tracks leading to the tree to stop the woodsmen. Henry soon learns that the woodsmen are there to save the tree, but if they can't get to the tree it will have to be chopped down after all! Henry realizes his mistake and works hard to give the woodsmen access to the tree.
Being Careful (#505) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
A photograph of the engines is being taken for a big billboard. Diesel accidentally rolls in front of the camera obscuring Thomas and he decides that Diesel did it on purpose. When Thomas collects and then accidentally ruins the billboard, a new photograph is ordered. Thomas does his best to keep the news from Diesel, and in doing so, Thomas causes the new photograph to get delayed again. This causes havoc across the island as the other engines are taken away from their jobs. When Diesel discovers the truth, Thomas learns that Diesel hadn't meant to block him from the original photograph and is very sorry. To make amends, Thomas offers Diesel the job of collecting the new billboard. Edward is one of the oldest and steadiest engines on the Island of Sodor and is chosen to deliver a new brass water wheel to the water works. Deciding to ignore his instruction to take the smooth express line, Edward takes the bumpier track so that everyone can see his marvelous wheel. The wheel rolls free of its bindings and into Gordon's delivery of scrap metal for the smelters yard. Edward then has to race Gordon -- the fastest engine on Sodor -- to rescue the wheel.
- KQED Plus: Wed, Jun 12, 2013 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Good Turns (#506) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
When a big, brash engine called Hank comes to Sodor, it's Thomas' job to show him around the island. But first Thomas must do some important jobs. Hank tries to help, but Thomas doesn't like the big new engine's brash personality and refuses to let him help. Overloaded, Thomas soon cracks a cylinder and needs help. Luckily Hank is there and Thomas realizes that Hank has the best intentions. The two engines quickly become good friends and enjoy Hank's welcome party together. Toby becomes determined to find something special on the Island of Sodor, just like his friends, so that Sir Topham Hatt will think that he is special too. He thinks he sees a bird in a tree, but it turns out to be an old boot. A treasure chest turns out to be a truck full of tin cans. Toby spends so much time searching for something special that he runs out of coal. Toby feels very silly and asks his workman to bang on some old metal to call for help. When Sir Topham Hatt arrives, Toby realizes that he doesn't need to find something special in order to be special.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Jun 13, 2013 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Right Tracks (#507) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
* Thomas is a busy engine and thinks he can shunt backwards and forwards faster than any other engine. When Diesel challenges him to race backwards around the Island of Sodor, Thomas is sure he can win! Not being able to see where they are going the two engines cause havoc all over the quarry. Thomas and Diesel feel terrible and set about making everything right. When they have finished all their work Thomas and Diesel have their final race -- this time facing forwards -- and they both finish at exactly the same time!
* Percy must bring Lady Hatt to a surprise party, but she asks to stop so many times, that Percy starts to run out of time! He must use his "do as I say" whistle that is reserved for the troublesome trucks to get her there on time to enjoy the party and the new bandstand.
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Courage (#508) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Thomas is to deliver some specially made blocks for the rebuilding of the Sodor River Bridge. He is so proud to be chosen that when his brakes start to squeak he refuses help from Stanley and continues the journey. Unable to slow down he unknowingly leaves blocks all over the tracks... worst of all he can't stop before the track ends and his front wheels end up hanging over the unfinished bridge. Once back on track, Thomas puts everything right. Gordon is a very proud engine and thinks he knows the railway on Sodor better than anyone, but when taking a short cut he gets lost and won't ask for help. Crashing into Ben, Gordon causes a big log to fall onto the lower track, blocking Stanley's route. Swallowing his pride, he asks for directions to the lower track from every engine he sees and stops Stanley just in time!
- KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 17, 2013 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Presents & Prizes (#509) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
It's Mr. Percival's birthday and Thomas and the narrow gauge engines are delivering special presents for the party. Sir Handel is going to tell a Man in the Hills story because they are Mr. Percival's favorites. Thomas decides to go in search of the Man in the Hills for Mr. Percival but instead disrupts the preparations of the party. Thomas is determined to put everything right and races off to pick up the birthday cake. On his way back he takes a short cut and sees a carving in the side of a hill in the shape of a man: The Man in the Hills! Thomas arranges for the party to take place in front of the Man in the Hills and sets a perfect scene for Sir Handel's story, making Mr. Percival very happy on his birthday.
Kindness (#510) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
It is the first Great Waterton festival and Toby is to lead the parade. Thomas is delighted for his friend, so when Sir Topham Hatt introduces Thomas to Flora, a new steam tram to Sodor, and tells them that Flora is to lead the parade with Toby, Thomas is worried. Thinking Toby will be upset Thomas sets about keeping Flora away from the festival by taking her on all his work errands. Axles aching, Flora runs out of coal just as Toby comes searching for them. Toby is very happy to meet Flora, as he was scared of leading the parade on his own! Thomas realizes he shouldn't have interfered and gives Flora some of his coal so the two trams can set off for the festival. It's winter on the Island of Sodor and James is showing all the engines how he knows best. When Hector suggests checking the weather with the Yard Manager before they leave, James doesn't want to listen -- especially to a truck! James chuffs on ignoring Hector's advice. Taking a wrong turn because of the snow they get trapped behind a snow drift. James realizes he should have listened to Hector and asks him what he thinks they should do. James learns that you can always rely on a good truck and a good friend.
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Pulling Together (#511) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Rosie is supposed to be Emily's back engine for the funfair special but wants to pull it on her own. Not realizing Emily is already attached she huffs and strains and a coupling snaps, and she chuffs along with only half the special. As she puffs along other couplings snap without her knowledge and cause disruption all over the track. < br />The Puppet Show has arrived on Sodor and Skarloey asks Sir Topham Hatt if he can pull the puppet show special. The trucks are very heavy but instead of accepting Rheneas' offer of help, Skarloey challenges him to a tug of war with the trucks. As they pull and tug a coupling snaps and Skarloey races proudly off with all the trucks, but his brakes can't handle the weight! He can't stop and bashes into Duncan's delivery for the show. Instead of helping Duncan, Skarloey rushes off to deliver his special but the same thing happens again with poor Rusty. Skarloey keeps going but with no brakes he splashes into Percival pond. Rheneas' arrives to help Skarloey get back on track and takes the special so that Skarloey can put right what he has done wrong allowing for everything to arrive for the puppet show on time.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Jun 20, 2013 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Adventures (#512) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
It's the Percival twins' birthday and Mr. Percival got them a Hot Air Balloon ride as a treat. When Duncan learns this, he is upset, as he already has his birthday flag fixed on his cab ready to take the twins for a special birthday ride. Mr. Percival asks Duncan to collect the balloon, but as he chuffs along the bumpy track the balloon looses a binding. When Duncan sees this, he purposefully goes back and forth over the bumps until the balloon is floating off into the distance. Satisfied that he will now get to give the twins their birthday ride, he arrives at Mr. Percival's only to see the balloon float by the house and rip a big hole in its side. Feeling terrible, Duncan has an idea: to use his special birthday flag as a patch to fix the balloon.
Miss Marvel, the famous storyteller, is visiting the Hills, and Peter Sam is very excited. He rushes about the narrow gauge trying to finish his work early and be the first to see and hear Miss Marvel's story of Proteus, the mystical engine. Taking an old short cut, Peter Sam crashes through a hedge, uncovering an old statue of Proteus that is standing forgotten on an old rusty flatbed. Boiling with excitement, Peter Sam decides he could make a star entrance with the Proteus statue. Redirecting the other engines away, Peter Sam plans to take the glory for him self but the statue is heavy and he crashes! With the help of his friends though the statue makes it to the storytelling and Peter Sam sees the big unveiling.