Something incredible had just happened. Someone really had passed the ninth trial!
All of the executives shot to their feet in the same instant, amazement writ plain in their eyes. They were thoroughly astounded by what they’d seen.
“Who could that possibly be? What a prodigious genius!” The same thought flickered through everyone’s minds. The unknown young person’s exploits were worthy of uniform admiration.
Whoever this was had far exceeded all expectations. None of the executives seated here had been capable of such a thing in their own youths, not even one!
The genius who’d passed...