The anatomy of a secret
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Consider this secret, this hidden thing. Look at it from all angles. See how it gleams in the pale gaslight.
Game Instructions: This will get you Whispered Hints.
Breaking it down
Your secret isn't complete. There are cracks along its implications. Flaws in the assumptions. If you really look closely, it isn't so terrible on its own. A hundred palatable scraps of mystery, but nothing more.