~ Part 7 of a “Dangerous Assignment” old-time radio play:
Backed Into a Corner
Government agent Mitchel has figured out how the oil was stolen and who did it, but how will he make it out of the ruins alive? It looks like the secret will die with him, but Mitchel is more resourceful than that!
Gain the Upper Hand
Steve Mitchel has to find a way to gain the upper hand, (佔上風、制勝). He has to figure out a way to keep himself and Haroon alive. Somehow, he has to look stronger, more powerful, than Williams. If you have the upper hand, you are in the better position. You are in a superior position. Your opponent, your enemy, has to give in to you.
Use What You Have
So who has the better strategy? Who has the better weapon? When you’re backed into a corner, you have to use your wits. You have to be resourceful and use whatever you have to your advantage. In this episode, Steve is backed into such a corner. Let’s listen and see how resourceful he is.
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Did you realize Mitchel was bluffing? I have to confess, I thought he really did think Haroon was involved too. But it was all an act to trap Williams. I’m wondering, have you ever bluffed? Why did you pretend to have the upper hand, to be stronger than your opponent? And, did it work? Tell us all about it in a comment below.