THE SECRET AGENT
I had a very strange dream the other day. Was it really a dream, I ask myself, or was it a conscious manipulation of my brain by the intelligence agency? The very frightful question this dream raises is: who am I? young !"#year#old boy or a secret agent of the government? The dream was a dialogue. I think I had better write down everything I remember, $you never know%. &o, here is the story: # Well, to be honest, I'm not at all certain that you are the most suitable person for this (ob. I have reservations about your abilities and I seriously doubt whether you would be able to cope with the situation. It is not surprising, therefore, that I am still hesitant and have mixed eelin!s about commissioning you to undertake this e)tremely important and very dangerous mission. We need observant, "erce"tive people with extraordinary abilities who have !ood "o#ers o observation. I know you have these but this time you'll have to have eyes on your bac$. # *es, &ir. I understand that you have reservations about employing me after that iasco last month. &till, you must agree with me that I'm a !ood%natured man with a "leasant, li$eable "ersonality, a charmin! lau!h, and an a""ealin! sense o humour, not to mention my adorable little anecdotes about love, nature and the !+,- revolution. .et's face it, nobody could resist my charm. # /f course, but sometimes you ail to notice little, yet very important details, you tend to overloo$ crucial pieces of information, appointments seem to esca"e your notice and at times it seems you can&t see the #ood or the trees. &hall I remind you of last month? # /h, please don't0 I understand that killing all those people might raise doubts in you, but you have to believe me, there was no other way0 *ou see, I don't like to "raise mysel , but I really $no# this "ro ession inside out, I have a !ood command o lan!ua!es, dealing with people is second nature to me, I $no# all the codes bac$#ards, I $no# all there is to $no# about weapons $don't look at me like that0%. 1oss, I $no# my stu and I $no# #hat I&m tal$in! about. I even know a bit about e)otic countries, I have a #or$in! $no#led!e of computers and I try to be #ell%in ormed and have my in!er on the "ulse o the industry in sia. # 2ery well, &mith. There's one thing you'll have to remember during the mission: no oul "lay this time0 3egardless of what happens, there must be no unnecessary killing, please, try to hold yourself back. 4ust do as you are told all the time, com"ly #ith the rules of the agency. 5o matter what your deadly instinct is telling you, you must stic$ to the rules (ust this once. # /6 boss, I understand. Come #hat may, I'll go by the book and observe all the re!ulations of the agency. /h, I think I'd better ma$e a move, or else I'll miss my plane. I'll see you, boss, I really must dash now0 # ll right, clear o . *ou know you're lucky. *ou wouldn't get the (ob if you weren't our best agent. Well, isn't that dream frightening and enigmatic at the same time? nyway, from this day on, I'm going to consciously prepare for a future as a secret agent.
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