The mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

By Trenton Lee Stewart

Dozens of youngsters reply to this unusual advert within the newspaper and are then positioned via a sequence of mind-bending checks, which readers take in addition to them. purely 4 children-two boys and girls-succeed. Their problem: to head on a mystery project that merely the main clever and creative teenagers might whole. to complete it they'll need to pass undercover on the studying Institute for the Very Enlightened, the place the single rule is that there are not any principles. yet what they are going to locate within the hidden underground tunnels of the college is greater than your usual institution provides. So, if you are talented, inventive, or take place to grasp Morse Code, they can most likely use your support.

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Reynie nodded politely. He saw perfectly well that Sticky was trying to hide something. Maybe he hadn’t thought of calling his parents and felt guilty about it now? But Reynie decided not to press him on the matter — Sticky seemed uncomfortable enough as it was. ” he asked, to change the subject. This only made Sticky polish all the harder. Perhaps he simply disliked personal questions. “Well,” he began. He cleared his throat. “Well —” Just then the door flew wide open, and a girl raced into the room carrying a bucket.

I’ll see you this afternoon. ” And with that, away she went. It had been a strange business indeed, and Reynie had a suspicion it was to grow stranger still. When the distant church bell struck the quarter hour, Reynie finished his sandwich and rose from the park bench. If the doors to the Monk Building weren’t open by now, he would try to find another way in. At this point, it would hardly surprise him to discover he must enter the building through a basement window. As he mounted the steps to the Monk Building’s broad front plaza, Reynie saw two girls well ahead of him, walking together toward the front doors.

To Reynie’s surprise, there were tears on her cheeks. “It’s nothing at all. Now give your poor tutor a hug. ” “Oh, stop being silly,” she said, and after squeezing him tightly, Miss Perumal dabbed her eyes with a handkerchief, walked determinedly to her car, and drove away just as the children were ushered into the building. It was a curious test. The first section was rather what Reynie would have expected — one or two questions regarding octagons and hexagons, another devoted to bushels of this and kilograms of that, and another that required calculating how much time must pass before two speeding trains collided.

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