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Succumbing to a gang of bullies
 
They were now laughing happily. Erased from their memory was the weeping and anguish they had gone through a few days before. I was shocked at the transformation. Is this what it meant to give in to the tyranny of the school gang? The school gang had operated for as long as I could remember. They were always using their superior numbers to terrorize the other students into paying extortion money, giving up their seats, doing their homework for them and even buying food for them at recess time.

The group I was watching had been their victims just a few days ago. They were new students who had transferred from another school. Initially, I had thought that they would hold out against Tom's gang, seeing that they numbered seven as a group. I was sure that I had found kindred mates when I saw that they were determined not to be cowed. Each time Tom's group harassed them, they banded together even tighter and staved off the attacks. I was proud of them, as they made my resolve to hold out against the gang even stronger. I had been in their situation when I first came to the school two years ago. But up till now, I still resisted their attempts to cow me into joining their gang. I thought that this group of students would succeed as well.

But I was wrong. The frequent harassment by the gang proved too much for them. It was intolerable really, the taunts and physical bullying that the gang dished out in such intensity. The group finally caved in after a particularly terrifying encounter. Tom's gang had surrounded them at a back alley and proceeded to throw rotten fruit at them. Coupled with loud taunts and threats, the group finally capitulated and joined the gang. Now they were in high spirits, bullying the other students and feeling good now that they were on the other side. It was sickening the way they were enjoying their "power" over the other students.

From then onwards, I had to sit by and watch them glory in their triumph over the other students, bullying them in the same way that they had been treated before. It was disgusting. I could not understand how they could bear to put others through the same experience that they had suffered. But they were not to enjoy such bullying for long. During a gang fight, they learned the error of their ways. The fighting was particularly horrific, with a few of them seriously maimed by steel pipes and knives, while one member lost his life. It was a terrible lesson to learn. In the end, the gang broke up, much to the joy of the other students. But it was a bitter way to know that I was right all along.

     
cowed   intimidated
     
taunts   scoffs
     
capitulated   surrendered
 
 

 

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