Daily English 1235 - Joining a Secret Society
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Nathan: Can you keep a secret?
Nathan: I’ve been initiated into a secret society at school. I’m one of the chosen few.
Mia: Is it supposed to be a big deal?
Nathan: Of course it is. It’s very exclusive. Not many people are invited to join.
Mia: But what’s the purpose of this secret society?
Nathan: Well, we have a secret handshake and we have some really mysterious rites and rituals.
Mia: What kinds of rites and rituals?
Nathan: I can’t tell you. I’ve been sworn to secrecy.
Mia: But what is the purpose of the society? Do you have some goal to accomplish, some reason for existence?
Nathan: The point is that the members are bound by an allegiance to each other and to the society.
Mia: You mean like you’d take a bullet for each other?
Nathan: Well, no.
Mia: Or protect each other at all costs, even by lying and cheating?
Nathan: No, at least I wouldn’t.
Mia: Then what does it all amount to?
Nathan: If anyone asks us about it, we deny its existence. We have a secret that no one else knows.
Mia: Not anymore.
Script by Dr. Lucy Tse
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