Today Reynie is taking a test at the Monk Building. There was an ad in the newspaper which said," ARE YOU A GIFTED CHILD LOOKING FOR SPECIAL OPORTUNITIES?" His tutor Miss Perumal found this add and thought it would be fitting for Reynie.
I was the only one to pass the 1st test. I have my pencil and eraser and it's only 12:40.
Hi I'm Kate!
After taking the 2nd test, Reynie was told to wait in an empty room. Later he meet Sticky, a boy who said he gets his name because information sticks to him. Later they met Kate who is very energetic and always carrys a bucket.
So why are you called Sticky?
After taking two more tests, the gang finally meet Constance and Mr.Benedict.Constance is creative but always mad about something. Mr.Benedict set up the tests to get kids to go to a place called the Institute.
Once at the Institute they met Mr.Curtain. At first The Mysterious Benedict Society thought they were tricked by Mr.Benedict. It turns out Mr.Benedict has a long lost twin brother!
Mr.Curtain tells Reynie that changes are coming to the Institute. That he is removing Messengers, and that he wants to make Reynie an Executive.
I'm making changes, big changes.
Mr.Curtain promoted both Sticky and Reynie to Messenger, he brought the boys into a room that had a chair. Mr.Curtain calls it the whisperer. Reynie sat in the chair and was asked some questions, the same happened for Sticky too.