11 people were clinging precariously to a wildly swinging rope suspended from a crumbling outcropping on Mount Everest.

10 were blondes, one was a brunette. As a group they decided that one of the party must let go. If that didn’t happen the rope would break and everyone would perish.

For an agonizing few moments no one volunteered.

Finally, the brunette gave a truly touching speech saying she would sacrifice herself to save the lives of the others.

The blondes applauded.

Vocabulary Help

  • clinging – se agarrar
  • swinging rope – corda oscilante
  • crumbling – desfazendo
  • brunette – morena
  • let go – soltar a corda
  • perish – perecer
  • truly touching – realmente comovente
  • speech – discurso