Miss Perumal is seen taking Reynie to the Monk Building, which is where he was going to take his test. He saw an advertisement in the newspaper for the test one morning with Miss Perumal.
The Mysterious Benedict Society...
In the testing room, Reynie got offered to cheat on the test by his new friend, Rhonda Kazembe. He denied and was the only one who passed the first test.
Reynie meets Sticky, Kate, and Constance who have passed the first test as well. They later become great and very close friends. Reynie also meets Mr. Benedict, the person who set the advertisement up.
As Reynie, Sticky, and Kate bicker on about what the name for their group should be, Constance stood in the corner and said nothing. But blurted out a name that everyone agreed on, "The Mysterious Benedict Society."
THE GREAT WETHERALLS!
The Mysterious Benedict Society met Mr. Curtain, Mr. Benedict's evil identical twin, on Nomansan Island. Reynie and Sticky soon become Messengers, but because Sticky's actions, he was demoted.
The Mysterious Benedict Society soon found out that Mr. Curtain had been brain sweeping the minds of innocent people with his machines. They try putting a stop to it, but their mission 'supposedly' ends in a sudden.