ClubFloyd Transcript:
The Witness by Stu Galley
As played on ifMUD on August 14 - 21, 2022

The idea behind ClubFloyd is that each week at a pre-arranged time, a group of people meet online to cooperatively play a game of interactive fiction.

Below is a transcript of The Witness written by Stu Galley. The Witness was released in 1983 by Infocom. You can learn more about the game, including how to download it, by visiting IFDB.


WARNING! Below you will find a transcript of people playing this game, and it goes without saying that the transcript is full of spoilers. So, if you've never played this game, and think you might like to at some point, I do not recommend reading any further. Instead, you might want to return to the interactive fiction page.


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*** SESSION ONE ***
DavidW says (to ClubFloyd), "load sleepmask witness"
CF ] driveway entrance20:00
CF | Somewhere near Los Angeles. A cold Friday evening in February 1938. In
CF | this climate, cold is anywhere below about fifty degrees. Storm clouds
CF | are swimming across the sky, their bottoms glowing faintly from the
CF | city lights in the distance. A search light pans slowly under the
CF | clouds, heralding another film premiere. The air seems expectant,
CF | waiting for the rain to begin, like a cat waiting for the ineffable
CF | moment to ambush.
CF |
CF | The taxi has just dropped you off at the entrance to the Linders'
CF | driveway. The driver didn't seem to like venturing into this maze of
CF | twisty streets any more than you did. But the house windows are full
CF | of light, and radio music drifts toward you. Your favorite pistol, a
CF | snub-nosed Colt .32, is snug in its holster. You just picked up a
CF | match book off the curb. It might come in handy. Good thing you looked
CF | up the police file on Mrs. Linder's death. Her suicide note and the
CF | newspaper story told you all you know about the family. The long week
CF | is finished, except for this appointment. But why does an ominous
CF | feeling grip you?
CF |
CF | The WITNESS: An INTERLOGIC Mystery
CF | Copyright (c) 1983 Infocom, Inc. All rights reserved.
CF | WITNESS and INTERLOGIC are trademarks of Infocom, Inc.
CF | Revision number 22 / Serial number 840924
CF |
CF | You are now in the driveway entrance.
CF | You are standing at the foot of the driveway, the entrance to the
CF | Linder property. The entire lot is screened from the street and the
CF | neighbors by a wooden fence, except on the east side, which fronts on
CF | dense bamboo woods. The house looks like a mixture of a California
CF | bungalow and East Asian influences. From here you can see the driveway
CF | leading north and, beyond that, the front door.
CF |
CF | What should you, the detective, do now?
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "load sleepmask witness"
CF ] driveway entrance20:00
CF | >
CF | > LOAD SLEEPMASK WITNESS
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but the word "load" is not in the vocabulary that you can
CF | use.)
CF |
CF | What should you, the detective, do now?
CF | > DavidW says, "oops sorry"
Knight_Otu says, "NO problem."
DavidW says, "You should drive. I think since this is a mystery, we need a driver."
Knight_Otu says, "The start feels familiar, but maybe that's just the stereotypical detective game start."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "i"
CF ] driveway entrance20:01
CF | >
CF | > I
CF |
CF | You are carrying:
CF | a telegram
CF | a pair of handcuffs
CF | a snub-nosed Colt
CF | a match book
CF |
CF | What next?
CF | > DavidW says, "This was one of Infocom's early games, but I think Deadline came before it."
Knight_Otu says, "Hm, there could be a time limit it seems like."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "read telegram"
CF ] driveway entrance20:02
CF | >
CF | > READ TELEGRAM
CF |
CF | (You'll find the telegram in your game package.)
CF |
CF | What next?
CF | > DavidW says, "hm. There might be a special command for getting Sgt Duffy to analyze evidence."
DavidW says, "oh, I hope there's no copy protection business. I don't remember if they had any for this game."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] driveway20:03
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | You are now on the driveway.
CF | The driveway, paved with peastone, runs from the entrance at the south
CF | end in a curve to a two-car garage at the east end. North of you is
CF | the front porch, the entrance to the house.
CF |
CF | What next?
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] front porch20:04
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | You are now on the front porch.
CF | The front porch is in an alcove, sheltered from the weather by the
CF | walls and overhanging roof. A yellowish electric light hangs near the
CF | closed front door to the east, giving you a dim view of the driveway
CF | to the south and the front yard behind a gate to the north.
CF | The gate is closed. A door bell glows at you, almost daring you to
CF | ring it.
CF |
CF | What next?
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ring bell"
CF ] entry20:05
CF | >
CF | > RING BELL
CF |
CF | Someone turns off the radio. You hear footsteps inside the house. Then
CF | the door swings open.
CF | "Good evening," says a smiling face, "I am Phong. Please come in." He
CF | leads you into the house and closes the door behind you.
CF |
CF | You are now in the entry.
CF | Here in the entry is a small Shinto shrine, with a hanging scroll and
CF | an arrangement of flowers, as well as a coat closet and a platform for
CF | storing shoes. You can see a hallway to the east. The front door, on
CF | the west wall, is closed.
CF | Phong's straight black hair and folded eyelids make him obviously
CF | Asian, but no definite nationality. His open, almost gentle face holds
CF | a quick smile and eyes that seem to miss nothing. He carries his stout
CF | body lightly, but you can see great strength under his light shirt and
CF | dark trousers. You guess his age at about fifty, but who knows how
CF | many lifetimes of experience he carries?
CF |
CF | What next?
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "I was almost tempted to nock, just to be contrarian."
Knight_Otu says, "*knock"
DavidW says, "telegram image at [LINK]"
Knight_Otu exclaims, "Thanks!"
DavidW says, "also a note: [LINK]"
DavidW says, "inside a matchbook: [LINK]"
Knight_Otu says, "Hm."
DavidW says, "and the matchbook cover: [LINK]"
DavidW says, "I assume you find the matchbook and note in the game somewhere."
MoyTravis asks, "Did they send a functioning matchbook?"
DavidW says, "They might have. I don't remember."
Knight_Otu says, "The matchbook we have, and from what I read, the suicide note was in our files."
MoyTravis says, "I mean, like, in the feelies."
Knight_Otu says, "Apparently we just picked up the matchbook as move -1, so to speak."
DavidW says, "I don't even remember for sure if I had my own copy of Witness or played someone else's. So long ago."
Knight_Otu says, "The game also made mention of a newspaper article in the police files."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "x me"
CF ] entry20:05
CF | >
CF | > X ME
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but the word "x" is not in the vocabulary that you can use.)
CF |
CF | What next?
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine me"
CF ] living room20:06
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE ME
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the detective.
CF | Phong says, "I believe the Linders are in the living room. Please
CF | follow me." He leads you into a hallway and turns left. This hallway
CF | seems to run the length of the house, from the garage at the south end
CF | to the living room at the north. There is enough warm yellow light
CF | flooding from the living room for you to see a few doors on each side
CF | of the hall. As you get near the living room, you hear voices talking,
CF | half-loud and fast.
CF |
CF | You are now in the living room.
CF | A huge fieldstone fireplace on the south wall holds a blazing fire,
CF | filling the living room with warmth and light. Grouped in front of the
CF | fire are a glass-topped coffee table and a rattan davenport and club
CF | chair, with cushions covered in a print showing bamboo plants in the
CF | style of Japanese brush-painting. A lamp with a printed shade and a
CF | telephone sit on the table.
CF | On the north wall are a liquor cabinet and a console radio made of
CF | light-colored wood. A single door in the east wall is closed, and at
CF | the west end of the room is a double door.
CF |
CF | "Excuse me, sir," says Phong, "but the detective has arrived."
CF |
CF | Monica stops talking and looks at you sharply. She is a woman in her
CF | mid-twenties. Her grey eyes flash, emphasizing her dark waved hair and
CF | light but effective make-up. She wears a navy Rayon blouse, tan
CF | slacks, and tan pumps with Cuban heels. She acts as though you were a
CF | masher who just gave her a whistle.
CF | Linder stands at least six foot, with a powerful frame but quick
CF | actions, like a cat. His eyeglasses sit on top of his head, where thin
CF | strands of long black hair go here and there, mostly combed backward.
CF | His wide-set hazel eyes size you up quickly from within their pouches
CF | in his ruddy face. He wears a silk peach-colored Mandarin shirt and
CF | chocolate trousers, impeccably tailored and laundered, but sweat
CF | gleams on his high forehead, and he looks as though he hasn't slept
CF | much lately.
CF |
CF | Linder turns to you and says, "Detective, am I glad to see you! This
CF | is my daughter, Monica, and of course you've met Phong already." He
CF | looks at a wrist watch with a gleaming silver bracelet. "I see you're
CF | right on time. I'll be with you as soon as I finish my drink."
CF | Mr. Phong heads off to the south.
CF | Suddenly, a clap of thunder rolls across the hills outside.
CF |
CF | (Mr. Linder is listening.)
CF | What next?
CF | > MoyTravis asks, ""a masher who just gave her a whistle"?"
MoyTravis asks, "Also these be old-timey weebs I guess?"
MoyTravis asks, "What is a "mandarin shirt"?"
DavidW says, "Not sure. A Chinese cut or style, I suppose."
Knight_Otu asks, "From context, I would guess "masher giving a whistle" is someone giving a rude catcall?"
DavidW says, "seems to be mostly about the collar, short and simple and flat."
MoyTravis says, "I'm googling "mandarin shirt" and these pictures look nothing like what Mandarins looked like."
MoyTravis says, "I guess!? gah. I'll just be salty over here in the corner then, carry on."
DavidW says, "yes, a whistle would be a catcall in this context."
MoyTravis says, "Ah, fair 'nuff, makes sense."
DavidW says, "And 'masher' is an uncouth gentleman who wants to mash his lips against yours, more or less."
MoyTravis says, "uh wtf"
MoyTravis says, "Well okay then."
DavidW says, "like, I think that's where the word came from."
Knight_Otu says, "The so-called good old days."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about stiles"
CF ] living room20:07
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT STILES
CF |
CF | "I'll explain all that shortly, after I finish this drink."
CF |
CF | (Mr. Linder is listening.)
CF | What next?
CF | > DavidW says, "well, I think the term got watered down to any man giving unwanted attention to a lady."
MoyTravis asks, "...do we wait? Or x everybody?"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "x linder"
CF ] living room20:07
CF | >
CF | > X LINDER
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but the word "x" is not in the vocabulary that you can use.)
CF |
CF | (Mr. Linder is listening.)
CF | What next?
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "I know, I know."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine linder"
CF ] living room20:08
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE LINDER
CF |
CF | Linder stands at least six foot, with a powerful frame but quick
CF | actions, like a cat. His eyeglasses sit on top of his head, where thin
CF | strands of long black hair go here and there, mostly combed backward.
CF | His wide-set hazel eyes size you up quickly from within their pouches
CF | in his ruddy face. He wears a silk peach-colored Mandarin shirt and
CF | chocolate trousers, impeccably tailored and laundered, but sweat
CF | gleams on his high forehead, and he looks as though he hasn't slept
CF | much lately.
CF |
CF | (Mr. Linder is listening.)
CF | What next?
CF | > DavidW says, "uh, I don't remember much about this game except that the [XXXXX] is important."
MoyTravis says, "Oh it already gave us their descriptions huh."
Knight_Otu says, "Apparently the game did."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "talk to linder"
CF ] living room20:08
CF | >
CF | > TALK TO LINDER
CF |
CF | Mr. Linder is listening.
CF |
CF | (Mr. Linder is listening.)
CF | What next?
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "wait"
CF ] office20:15
CF | >
CF | > WAIT
CF |
CF | Time passes...
CF | Without warning, lightning flashes outside, and a few seconds later
CF | thunder rattles the house.
CF |
CF | (Aren't you getting tired of seeing "(... is listening.)" and "What
CF | next?" and "You are now in the ...."? From here on, the prompt will be
CF | much shorter.)
CF |
CF | Rain begins to fall outside in a sprinkle.
CF | The rain outside is falling heavily now.
CF | Linder gulps down the rest of his drink. "Well, Detective," he says,
CF | "I'm anxious to get on with our business. Let's you and I go to my
CF | office so we can talk undisturbed." He takes you by the arm and leads
CF | you through the hallway. Just south of the entry, he opens a door to
CF | the east and leads you through it.
CF | (office)
CF | This is obviously the office of Mr. Linder's company, Pacific Trade
CF | Associates. At the west end of the office, a massive desk of teak and
CF | mahogany faces toward the window. It has no drawers, but the top is
CF | covered with piles of letters, some newspapers, a telephone, and
CF | various souvenirs from the Far East.
CF | Behind it is a large ornately-carved chair, like a cruiser escorting a
CF | battle ship. A simple wooden chair, polished smooth by visitors,
CF | flanks the desk on the other side. On the north wall is a lounge,
CF | upholstered in green velvet and a bit lumpy, with a framed wood-block
CF | picture hanging over it. On the outside wall, next to a door and
CF | window, stands a grandfather clock, ticking relentlessly. A file
CF | cabinet stands in the corner.
CF | The door to the interior hallway is open.
CF | A cat is sleeping in the corner.
CF | Linder sits down in the carved chair.
CF | It's now 8:15 p.m.
CF |
CF | > DavidW says, "You need to find evidence that the suicide was murder, how it was done, who did it, and why."
Knight_Otu says, "Yeah, that sounds about right for this genre."
MoyTravis asks, "And on a timer, huh?"
DavidW asks, "I think so?"
Knight_Otu says, "We do at least have a running clock."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "talk to linder"
CF ] office20:15
CF | >
CF | > TALK TO LINDER
CF |
CF | Mr. Linder is listening.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about stiles"
CF ] office20:16
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT STILES
CF |
CF | Linder begins his story. "My late wife, may she rest in peace, got
CF | involved with a young man named Stiles. Naturally I tried to stop this
CF | affair, but without much success. Since my wife passed away, this
CF | Stiles fellow has gone off the deep end, I'm afraid, and blamed me for
CF | her death. I tried my best to ignore him, but he seems to have lost
CF | his senses. This morning I received this note and decided to ask your
CF | help." He hands the note to you.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "read note"
CF ] office20:17
CF | >
CF | > READ NOTE
CF |
CF | The note is written in a spidery hand on fine rag paper. It says:
CF | "Linder --
CF | Since Virginia died, I've lost too much sleep because of you and your
CF | harrassments. The time has come to put this matter to rest once and
CF | for all. I'll be seeing you sooner than you imagine.
CF | -- Stiles"
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about harrassments"
CF ] office20:17
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT HARRASSMENTS
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but the word "harrassments" is not in the vocabulary that you
CF | can use.)
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "But, but.."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about note"
CF ] office20:18
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT NOTE
CF |
CF | "Yes, that's the note that Stiles sent to me."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about virginia"
CF ] office20:19
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT VIRGINIA
CF |
CF | "It's still too painful for me to talk about, I'm afraid."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about stiles"
CF ] office20:20
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT STILES
CF |
CF | "All I know about Stiles is that he's a writer of some kind, and
CF | sometimes he plays bit parts in films. I've never really met the man."
CF |
CF | > DavidW asks, "ask him about alibi?"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about alibi"
CF ] office20:20
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT ALIBI
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but the program doesn't recognize the word "alibi".)
CF |
CF | > DavidW asks, "or monica?"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about monica"
CF ] office20:21
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT MONICA
CF |
CF | "She's a loyal and intelligent girl. I'm very proud of her."
CF |
CF | > DavidW asks, "phong?"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about phong"
CF ] office20:22
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT PHONG
CF |
CF | "He and I go back a long time. Met in Asia, you know. And since I
CF | spend as much time there as here, he takes care of the house for me. A
CF | fine fellow, and I trust him implicitly."
CF |
CF | > DavidW asks, "revolver?"
MoyTravis says, ""in Asia" lol this guy"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about revolver"
CF ] office20:22
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT REVOLVER
CF |
CF | (I don't know the word "revolver".)
CF |
CF | > MoyTravis asks, "Gun?"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about gun"
CF ] office20:23
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT GUN
CF |
CF | "I can't help you there."
CF | The rain outside begins to taper off.
CF |
CF | > DavidW asks, "Perhaps examine things?"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine clock"
CF ] office20:24
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE CLOCK
CF |
CF | This is a full-blown "grandfather" clock, seven feet tall, run by
CF | weights and regulated by a pendulum, whose dial shows day, date, and
CF | phase of the moon besides the time. According to the dial, today is
CF | Friday the 18th, the moon is just past full, and the time is now 8:23
CF | p.m.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine desk"
CF ] office20:25
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE DESK
CF |
CF | At the west end of the office, a massive desk of teak and mahogany
CF | faces toward the window. It has no drawers, but the top is covered
CF | with piles of letters, some newspapers, a telephone, and various
CF | souvenirs from the Far East.
CF |
CF | > DavidW says, "Grandfather clocks are always suspect in these things. Stuff hidden inside or behind it."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine newspapers"
CF ] office20:26
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE NEWSPAPERS
CF |
CF | Today's L.A. Times has the usual sort of stories: secret records of
CF | the police intelligence squad were seized in connection with an
CF | attempt to assassinate private detective Harry Raymond; "Two Officers
CF | Die in Battle With Maniac"; "Slayer of Tijuana Girl Executed under
CF | Fugitive Law"; and "Austria Near Hitler Yoke."
CF |
CF | > DavidW says, "Those might even be real headlines."
Knight_Otu says, "Maybe. Can't quite check for 1938 newspapers right now."
DavidW says, "yeah, no rush."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "x souvenirs"
CF ] office20:26
CF | >
CF | > X SOUVENIRS
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but the word "x" is not in the vocabulary that you can use.)
CF |
CF | > DavidW asks, "Is there a carpet?"
Knight_Otu says, "I keep forgetting."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine souvenirs"
CF ] office20:27
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE SOUVENIRS
CF |
CF | You go through the stuff on the desk and find nothing of interest.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine ornate chair"
CF ] office20:28
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE ORNATE CHAIR
CF |
CF | The chair looks like teak, covered with carvings of vines and slithery
CF | creatures that you wouldn't like to meet in a jungle.
CF | The rain storm outside has passed now.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine lounge"
CF ] office20:29
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE LOUNGE
CF |
CF | There's nothing on the lounge.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine cabinet"
CF ] office20:30
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE CABINET
CF |
CF | Too bad, but the file cabinet is closed.
CF | The clock chimes once to mark the half hour.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine carpet"
CF ] office20:30
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE CARPET
CF |
CF | (I don't know the word "carpet".)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine chair"
CF ] office20:30
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE CHAIR
CF |
CF | (Which chair do you mean, the wooden chair or the carved chair?)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "wooden"
CF ] office20:31
CF | >
CF | > WOODEN
CF |
CF | There's nothing on the wooden chair.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "i"
CF ] office20:32
CF | >
CF | > I
CF |
CF | You are carrying:
CF | a threatening note
CF | a telegram
CF | a pair of handcuffs
CF | a snub-nosed Colt
CF | a match book
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about telegram"
CF ] office20:33
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT TELEGRAM
CF |
CF | "Yes, that's the telegram I sent this morning."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about match"
CF ] office20:34
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT MATCH
CF |
CF | "I think Phong goes there sometimes. I've never been there myself." He
CF | almost flinched before answering, but now he's as smooth as ever.
CF |
CF | > MoyTravis asks, "What?"
Knight_Otu says, "The match book."
Knight_Otu says, "It's from a place called the Brass Lantern."
MoyTravis says, "Oh, missed that."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about chandler"
CF ] office20:34
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT CHANDLER
CF |
CF | (I couldn't find enough nouns in that sentence!)
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "I'm not sure what to tell you, game."
DavidW says, "Maybe if you found a phone you could call the number."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about telephone"
CF ] office20:35
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT TELEPHONE
CF |
CF | "I can't help you there."
CF |
CF | > DavidW says, "You could also find Monica and ask her questions. Or ask Phong."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine telephone"
CF ] office20:36
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE TELEPHONE
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the telephone.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "phone 1729"
CF ] office20:37
CF | >
CF | > PHONE 1729
CF |
CF | You dial the number. It rings several times with no answer.
CF | Monica bursts into the office, wearing a felt hat and wool coat, and
CF | struggling to get her driving gloves on. She glances icily in your
CF | direction and then back to her father. "I'm off to the pictures with
CF | Terry, Dad. Good-bye." She hugs him briefly but firmly, burying her
CF | head in his shoulder. He pushes her away and says, "You're leaving
CF | now?! I thought you'd be talking to the detective here. What about the
CF | threat on my life?" He has the hurt look of an orphan pup. She
CF | answers, "You don't need me here. I need to get away now and then. I'm
CF | not like Mother, you know." Tears well up in her eyes but she brushes
CF | them away before they drop. She turns to leave.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Well, gee, that sure was totally not suspicious."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "talk to monica"
CF ] office20:37
CF | >
CF | > TALK TO MONICA
CF |
CF | Monica is listening.
CF |
CF | > MoyTravis says, "How dramatic."
DavidW says, "I'm not sure if 1729 counts as the same as Chandler 1729"
Knight_Otu says, "Hm."
MoyTravis asks, "Also 1729 isn't a phone number?"
DavidW says, "Well, Chandler would be the exchange."
DavidW says, "CHA-1729."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about stiles"
CF ] office20:38
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT STILES
CF |
CF | "Oh, that lover boy thinks he's a smooth apple, all right. If you ask
CF | me, he's just a harmless grifter."
CF | Monica is acting impatient.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about veronica"
CF ] office20:38
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT VERONICA
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but the word "veronica" is not in the vocabulary that you can
CF | use.)
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Dang, wrong name."
DavidW says, "virginia"
Knight_Otu says, "Thanks."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about virginia"
CF ] office20:39
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT VIRGINIA
CF |
CF | Monica looks briefly toward Mr. Linder and then speaks in a whisper.
CF | "She was the most noble woman I've ever known. Did her best to be a
CF | 'good wife' even though she was alone so much. No one understood her
CF | as I did, certainly not Father. Sometimes I feel I could just ..." She
CF | slams a clenched fist into her palm. She seems to remember who you
CF | are, then clams up.
CF | Monica is acting impatient.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about freeman"
CF ] office20:40
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT FREEMAN
CF |
CF | "What can I say? He's my father, a hard-working, clever man."
CF | Monica is acting impatient.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about phong"
CF ] office20:41
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT PHONG
CF |
CF | "He's a right gee, no matter what some people say about his race."
CF | Monica is acting impatient.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about match book"
CF ] office20:42
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT MATCH BOOK
CF |
CF | "I don't know anything about it, shamus."
CF | Monica looks more nervous. "I really must go now, or I'll be late for
CF | the film." She hugs her father again and dashes out the door.
CF | Monica heads off to the west.
CF |
CF | > DavidW asks, "er, I guess 'gee' is short for 'gentleman'? Maybe?"
Knight_Otu asks, "I suspect... hope...?"
MoyTravis says, "I am very unsure if the random mishmash of "Asian" theming is meant to be digetic and to communicate something about Mr. Linder or if it's just the author at the time."
DavidW says, "well, also part of the time period."
MoyTravis asks, "I guess!?"
MoyTravis says, "Monica is definitely pretty slang-y."
MoyTravis asks, "Anyways, talk to Phong?"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "call CHA-1729"
CF ] office20:42
CF | >
CF | > CALL CHA-1729
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but the word "cha-1729" is not in the vocabulary that you can
CF | use.)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "call chandler 1729"
CF ] office20:43
CF | >
CF | > CALL CHANDLER 1729
CF |
CF | You dial the number. It rings several times with no answer.
CF | Outside somewhere, a car roars to life and speeds away.
CF |
CF | > DavidW says, "hm."
Knight_Otu says, "A moment."
MoyTravis says, "FWIW CHA-1729 is 252-1729."
DavidW says, "I suspect we missed something with Monica, but I'm not sure what."
MoyTravis says, "Though that seems more like an address than a phone number."
MoyTravis says, "I suspect that this game requires multiple playthroughs."
DavidW says, "We have to find something more critical before she leaves, I bet."
DavidW asks, "Can we open or search the clock?"
DavidW says, "and did we open the cabinet? I forget."
DavidW says, "looks like we only examined the cabinet"
Knight_Otu says, "Back."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "call ch 1729"
CF ] office20:44
CF | >
CF | > CALL CH 1729
CF |
CF | You dial the number. It rings several times with no answer.
CF |
CF | > DavidW says, "I remember as a kid having a Nelson phone number. It was just a way of remembering the first three numbers of a phone number."
MoyTravis exclaims, "Call 911!"
Knight_Otu says, "The matchbook capitalized the first two letters. "Call ADeline 1308""
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about terry"
CF ] office20:45
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT TERRY
CF |
CF | "That has nothing to do with why I asked you here."
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Fair point."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open clock"
CF ] office20:46
CF | >
CF | > OPEN CLOCK
CF |
CF | You'll have to unlock it first.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about clock"
CF ] office20:47
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT CLOCK
CF |
CF | "I've always admired elaborate machines, and that's the finest example
CF | I could hope to own."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about cabinet"
CF ] office20:48
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT CABINET
CF |
CF | "I wish you wouldn't meddle in my files while we're trying to talk."
CF |
CF | > DavidW asks, "ask about key?"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about key"
CF ] office20:49
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT KEY
CF |
CF | "I can't help you there."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "l"
CF ] office20:50
CF | >
CF | > L
CF |
CF | (office)
CF | This is obviously the office of Mr. Linder's company, Pacific Trade
CF | Associates. At the west end of the office, a massive desk of teak and
CF | mahogany faces toward the window. It has no drawers, but the top is
CF | covered with piles of letters, some newspapers, a telephone, and
CF | various souvenirs from the Far East.
CF | Behind it is a large ornately-carved chair, like a cruiser escorting a
CF | battle ship, where Linder sits imperiously. A simple wooden chair,
CF | polished smooth by visitors, flanks the desk on the other side. On the
CF | north wall is a lounge, upholstered in green velvet and a bit lumpy,
CF | with a framed wood-block picture hanging over it. On the outside wall,
CF | next to a door and window, stands a grandfather clock, ticking
CF | relentlessly. A file cabinet stands in the corner.
CF | The door to the interior hallway is open.
CF | A cat is sleeping in the corner.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "x letters"
CF ] office20:50
CF | >
CF | > X LETTERS
CF |
CF | (You don't need to use the word "x" to solve this mystery.)
CF |
CF | > MoyTravis says, "It does seem kinda rude to come into the guy's house at his request and then rummage through all of his stuff while he's still right there."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine letters"
CF ] office20:51
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE LETTERS
CF |
CF | You go through the stuff on the desk and find nothing of interest.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Kind of, yes, but if we want evidence..."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "x picture"
CF ] office20:51
CF | >
CF | > X PICTURE
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but the word "x" is not in the vocabulary that you can use.)
CF |
CF | > MoyTravis says, "I mean we're gonna do it that's how these games work."
Knight_Otu says, "Arg."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine picture"
CF ] office20:52
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE PICTURE
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the picture.
CF |
CF | > MoyTravis exclaims, "Hahaha!"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine window"
CF ] office20:53
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE WINDOW
CF |
CF | The window is a simple wooden sash, locked tight against the cold.
CF | There's some sort of electric relay on one edge, with white wires
CF | attached.
CF | There's also a piece of green wire running from the frame to the
CF | putty.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine putty"
CF ] office20:54
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE PUTTY
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the chunk of putty.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about putty"
CF ] office20:55
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT PUTTY
CF |
CF | "Oh, uh, that's part of the burglar alarm."
CF |
CF | > MoyTravis asks, "???"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about alarm"
CF ] office20:55
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT ALARM
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but the program doesn't recognize the word "alarm".)
CF |
CF | > DavidW says, "like, if someone opens the window."
DavidW says, "That's plausible, I guess."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about ralph"
CF ] office20:56
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT RALPH
CF |
CF | "All I know about Stiles is that he's a writer of some kind, and
CF | sometimes he plays bit parts in films. I've never really met the man."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about linder"
CF ] office20:57
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT LINDER
CF |
CF | "You've probably read about me in the papers. In fact they just
CF | published something about me when I won that award. And I've heard
CF | lots about you. That's why I asked you here."
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Maybe we should explore a bit."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "x cat"
CF ] office20:57
CF | >
CF | > X CAT
CF |
CF | (You don't need to use the word "x" to solve this mystery.)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine cat"
CF ] office20:58
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE CAT
CF |
CF | The cat is a brown tabby, more bulgy than sleek.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Old habits etcetera."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about cat"
CF ] office20:59
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT CAT
CF |
CF | "She's Monica's cat. You'd do better to ask her."
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Too late for that."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] office21:00
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | Linder says with frustration, "I wish you wouldn't try to go off while
CF | we're trying to talk."
CF | The clock chimes 9 times to mark the hour.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about murder"
CF ] office21:01
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT MURDER
CF |
CF | "I can't help you there."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about suicide"
CF ] office21:02
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT SUICIDE
CF |
CF | "It's still too painful for me to talk about, I'm afraid."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "topics"
CF ] office21:02
CF | >
CF | > TOPICS
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but the word "topics" is not in the vocabulary that you can
CF | use.)
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "I figured, but I had to try."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "call ad 1308"
CF | >
CF | > CALL AD 1308
CF |
CF | You dial the number. A voice with a thick Oriental accent answers and
CF | says, "Sorry, Brass Lantern off tonight. Private party. Thank you."
CF | Then the line goes dead.
CF | You hear the door bell ring.
CF |
CF | Linder looks toward the window and says, "I don't think Phong has
CF | answered the door bell yet." He reaches toward the butler's button and
CF | at the same instant shouts "Stiles!" You turn around and dimly see a
CF | figure outside. Suddenly there is a flash of light and an explosion,
CF | and mortal pain radiates from your heart. As blood fills your lungs
CF | and a scream fills your brain, you feel sure of only one thing: you
CF | should have taken a chair when Linder asked you to.
CF | debugcheapnitfol quit with exit status: 0
CF asks, "That game over already? It was just getting good. Wanna play another?" Knight_Otu says, "Wow. Just boots us out of the game."
Knight_Otu says, "(And yes, I do realize.)"
DavidW has disconnected.
DavidW has connected. DavidW says, "sorry, my connection disappeared under me"
Roger says, "That was a lot going on"
Knight_Otu says, "We kind of got murdered."
DavidW asks, "oh dear. How? By whom?"
Knight_Otu asks, "Stiles was at the door, and then, I guess he had abomb or something?"
Knight_Otu says, "The game also admonished us for not taking a seat."
DavidW says, "heh"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "load sleepmask witness"
CF ] driveway entrance20:00
CF | Somewhere near Los Angeles. A cold Friday evening in February 1938. In
CF | this climate, cold is anywhere below about fifty degrees. Storm clouds
CF | are swimming across the sky, their bottoms glowing faintly from the
CF | city lights in the distance. A search light pans slowly under the
CF | clouds, heralding another film premiere. The air seems expectant,
CF | waiting for the rain to begin, like a cat waiting for the ineffable
CF | moment to ambush.
CF |
CF | The taxi has just dropped you off at the entrance to the Linders'
CF | driveway. The driver didn't seem to like venturing into this maze of
CF | twisty streets any more than you did. But the house windows are full
CF | of light, and radio music drifts toward you. Your favorite pistol, a
CF | snub-nosed Colt .32, is snug in its holster. You just picked up a
CF | match book off the curb. It might come in handy. Good thing you looked
CF | up the police file on Mrs. Linder's death. Her suicide note and the
CF | newspaper story told you all you know about the family. The long week
CF | is finished, except for this appointment. But why does an ominous
CF | feeling grip you?
CF |
CF | The WITNESS: An INTERLOGIC Mystery
CF | Copyright (c) 1983 Infocom, Inc. All rights reserved.
CF | WITNESS and INTERLOGIC are trademarks of Infocom, Inc.
CF | Revision number 22 / Serial number 840924
CF |
CF | You are now in the driveway entrance.
CF | You are standing at the foot of the driveway, the entrance to the
CF | Linder property. The entire lot is screened from the street and the
CF | neighbors by a wooden fence, except on the east side, which fronts on
CF | dense bamboo woods. The house looks like a mixture of a California
CF | bungalow and East Asian influences. From here you can see the driveway
CF | leading north and, beyond that, the front door.
CF |
CF | What should you, the detective, do now?
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] driveway20:01
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | You are now on the driveway.
CF | The driveway, paved with peastone, runs from the entrance at the south
CF | end in a curve to a two-car garage at the east end. North of you is
CF | the front porch, the entrance to the house.
CF |
CF | What next?
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] front porch20:02
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | You are now on the front porch.
CF | The front porch is in an alcove, sheltered from the weather by the
CF | walls and overhanging roof. A yellowish electric light hangs near the
CF | closed front door to the east, giving you a dim view of the driveway
CF | to the south and the front yard behind a gate to the north.
CF | The gate is closed. A door bell glows at you, almost daring you to
CF | ring it.
CF |
CF | What next?
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ring bell"
CF ] entry20:03
CF | >
CF | > RING BELL
CF |
CF | Someone turns off the radio. You hear footsteps inside the house. Then
CF | the door swings open.
CF | "Good evening," says a smiling face, "I am Phong. Please come in." He
CF | leads you into the house and closes the door behind you.
CF |
CF | You are now in the entry.
CF | Here in the entry is a small Shinto shrine, with a hanging scroll and
CF | an arrangement of flowers, as well as a coat closet and a platform for
CF | storing shoes. You can see a hallway to the east. The front door, on
CF | the west wall, is closed.
CF | Phong's straight black hair and folded eyelids make him obviously
CF | Asian, but no definite nationality. His open, almost gentle face holds
CF | a quick smile and eyes that seem to miss nothing. He carries his stout
CF | body lightly, but you can see great strength under his light shirt and
CF | dark trousers. You guess his age at about fifty, but who knows how
CF | many lifetimes of experience he carries?
CF |
CF | What next?
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "wait"
CF ] living room20:04
CF | >
CF | > WAIT
CF |
CF | Time passes...
CF | Phong says, "I believe the Linders are in the living room. Please
CF | follow me." He leads you into a hallway and turns left. This hallway
CF | seems to run the length of the house, from the garage at the south end
CF | to the living room at the north. There is enough warm yellow light
CF | flooding from the living room for you to see a few doors on each side
CF | of the hall. As you get near the living room, you hear voices talking,
CF | half-loud and fast.
CF |
CF | You are now in the living room.
CF | A huge fieldstone fireplace on the south wall holds a blazing fire,
CF | filling the living room with warmth and light. Grouped in front of the
CF | fire are a glass-topped coffee table and a rattan davenport and club
CF | chair, with cushions covered in a print showing bamboo plants in the
CF | style of Japanese brush-painting. A lamp with a printed shade and a
CF | telephone sit on the table.
CF | On the north wall are a liquor cabinet and a console radio made of
CF | light-colored wood. A single door in the east wall is closed, and at
CF | the west end of the room is a double door.
CF |
CF | "Excuse me, sir," says Phong, "but the detective has arrived."
CF |
CF | Monica stops talking and looks at you sharply. She is a woman in her
CF | mid-twenties. Her grey eyes flash, emphasizing her dark waved hair and
CF | light but effective make-up. She wears a navy Rayon blouse, tan
CF | slacks, and tan pumps with Cuban heels. She acts as though you were a
CF | masher who just gave her a whistle.
CF | Linder stands at least six foot, with a powerful frame but quick
CF | actions, like a cat. His eyeglasses sit on top of his head, where thin
CF | strands of long black hair go here and there, mostly combed backward.
CF | His wide-set hazel eyes size you up quickly from within their pouches
CF | in his ruddy face. He wears a silk peach-colored Mandarin shirt and
CF | chocolate trousers, impeccably tailored and laundered, but sweat
CF | gleams on his high forehead, and he looks as though he hasn't slept
CF | much lately.
CF |
CF | Linder turns to you and says, "Detective, am I glad to see you! This
CF | is my daughter, Monica, and of course you've met Phong already." He
CF | looks at a wrist watch with a gleaming silver bracelet. "I see you're
CF | right on time. I'll be with you as soon as I finish my drink."
CF | Mr. Phong heads off to the south.
CF | It's now 8:04 p.m.
CF |
CF | (Mr. Linder is listening.)
CF | What next?
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "talk to linder"
CF ] living room20:04
CF | >
CF | > TALK TO LINDER
CF |
CF | Mr. Linder is listening.
CF |
CF | (Mr. Linder is listening.)
CF | What next?
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "wait"
CF ] office20:13
CF | >
CF | > WAIT
CF |
CF | Time passes...
CF | Suddenly, a clap of thunder rolls across the hills outside.
CF | Without warning, lightning flashes outside, and a few seconds later
CF | thunder rattles the house.
CF |
CF | (Aren't you getting tired of seeing "(... is listening.)" and "What
CF | next?" and "You are now in the ...."? From here on, the prompt will be
CF | much shorter.)
CF |
CF | Rain begins to fall outside in a sprinkle.
CF | Linder gulps down the rest of his drink. "Well, Detective," he says,
CF | "I'm anxious to get on with our business. Let's you and I go to my
CF | office so we can talk undisturbed." He takes you by the arm and leads
CF | you through the hallway. Just south of the entry, he opens a door to
CF | the east and leads you through it.
CF | (office)
CF | This is obviously the office of Mr. Linder's company, Pacific Trade
CF | Associates. At the west end of the office, a massive desk of teak and
CF | mahogany faces toward the window. It has no drawers, but the top is
CF | covered with piles of letters, some newspapers, a telephone, and
CF | various souvenirs from the Far East.
CF | Behind it is a large ornately-carved chair, like a cruiser escorting a
CF | battle ship. A simple wooden chair, polished smooth by visitors,
CF | flanks the desk on the other side. On the north wall is a lounge,
CF | upholstered in green velvet and a bit lumpy, with a framed wood-block
CF | picture hanging over it. On the outside wall, next to a door and
CF | window, stands a grandfather clock, ticking relentlessly. A file
CF | cabinet stands in the corner.
CF | The door to the interior hallway is open.
CF | A cat is sleeping in the corner.
CF | Linder sits down in the carved chair.
CF | It's now 8:13 p.m.
CF |
CF | > DavidW says, "oh, a cat"
Knight_Otu says, "Yeah, that's Monica's."
Knight_Otu says, "We found out shortly before Stiles."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "talk to linder"
CF ] office20:13
CF | >
CF | > TALK TO LINDER
CF |
CF | Mr. Linder is listening.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about stiles"
CF ] office20:14
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT STILES
CF |
CF | Linder begins his story. "My late wife, may she rest in peace, got
CF | involved with a young man named Stiles. Naturally I tried to stop this
CF | affair, but without much success. Since my wife passed away, this
CF | Stiles fellow has gone off the deep end, I'm afraid, and blamed me for
CF | her death. I tried my best to ignore him, but he seems to have lost
CF | his senses. This morning I received this note and decided to ask your
CF | help." He hands the note to you.
CF | The rain outside is falling heavily now.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "sit on chair"
CF ] office20:14
CF | >
CF | > SIT ON CHAIR
CF |
CF | (Which chair do you mean, the wooden chair or the carved chair?)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "wooden"
CF ] office20:15
CF | >
CF | > WOODEN
CF |
CF | You are now sitting on the wooden chair.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "read note"
CF ] office20:16
CF | >
CF | > READ NOTE
CF |
CF | The note is written in a spidery hand on fine rag paper. It says:
CF | "Linder --
CF | Since Virginia died, I've lost too much sleep because of you and your
CF | harrassments. The time has come to put this matter to rest once and
CF | for all. I'll be seeing you sooner than you imagine.
CF | -- Stiles"
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about cat"
CF ] office20:17
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT CAT
CF |
CF | "She's Monica's cat. You'd do better to ask her."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about clock"
CF ] office20:18
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT CLOCK
CF |
CF | "I've always admired elaborate machines, and that's the finest example
CF | I could hope to own."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "call ad 1308"
CF ] office20:19
CF | >
CF | > CALL AD 1308
CF |
CF | You'd do a much better job if you stood up.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Oh dear."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "save"
CF | >
CF | > SAVE
CF | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "cfwitnessphone"
CF ] office20:19
CF | > SAVEO.K.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "stand"
CF ] office20:20
CF | >
CF | > STAND
CF |
CF | You are on your own feet again.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "call ad 1308"
CF ] office20:21
CF | >
CF | > CALL AD 1308
CF |
CF | You dial the number. A voice with a thick Oriental accent answers and
CF | says, "Sorry, Brass Lantern off tonight. Private party. Thank you."
CF | Then the line goes dead.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "sit on chair"
CF ] office20:21
CF | >
CF | > SIT ON CHAIR
CF |
CF | (Which chair do you mean, the wooden chair or the carved chair?)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "wooden"
CF ] office20:22
CF | >
CF | > WOODEN
CF |
CF | You are now sitting on the wooden chair.
CF |
CF | > MoyTravis asks, "Talk to Phong at some point?"
Knight_Otu says, "Stiles' visit occured at 9."
MoyTravis exclaims, "Barricade the door and prepare for a shootout!"
Knight_Otu says, "I'm not sure we can leave until the murder occurs. Linder got kind of cross when I tried to leave."
Knight_Otu says, "Maybe there's a way to end conversation mode, but I think it's basically a scene."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "bye"
CF ] office20:22
CF | >
CF | > BYE
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but the word "bye" is not in the vocabulary that you can use.)
CF |
CF | > MoyTravis asks, "Call Phong?"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "call phong"
CF ] office20:23
CF | >
CF | > CALL PHONG
CF |
CF | You'd do a much better job if you stood up.
CF | The rain outside begins to taper off.
CF |
CF | > MoyTravis says, "I don't get the standing up thing."
Knight_Otu says, "The game thinks I want to use the phone."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "x button"
CF ] office20:23
CF | >
CF | > X BUTTON
CF |
CF | (You don't need to use the word "x" to solve this mystery.)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine button"
CF ] office20:24
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE BUTTON
CF |
CF | You'd do a much better job if you stood up, but let's see...
CF | There's nothing special about the butler's button.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "stand up"
CF ] office20:25
CF | >
CF | > STAND UP
CF |
CF | You are on your own feet again.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "push button"
CF ] office20:26
CF | >
CF | > PUSH BUTTON
CF |
CF | Linder grabs your wrist and looks you hard in the eye. Then a wide
CF | smile breaks out on his face as he lets go. "Sorry if I'm rough, but I
CF | don't want any interruptions right now."
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Hm."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "sit on lounge"
CF ] office20:27
CF | >
CF | > SIT ON LOUNGE
CF |
CF | You are now sitting on the lounge.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about button"
CF ] office20:28
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT BUTTON
CF |
CF | "That's the butler's button, of course."
CF | The rain storm outside has passed now.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "linder, push it"
CF ] office20:29
CF | >
CF | > LINDER, PUSH IT
CF |
CF | "Don't tell me what to do!"
CF |
CF | >
DavidW has disconnected.
DavidW has connected.
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about brass lantern"
CF ] office20:30
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT BRASS LANTERN
CF |
CF | "I think Phong goes there sometimes. I've never been there myself." He
CF | almost flinched before answering, but now he's as smooth as ever.
CF | The clock chimes once to mark the half hour.
CF |
CF | > DavidW asks, "oh, you found a button somewhere?"
Knight_Otu says, "The game mentioned it during Stiles' attack."
DavidW says, "I'm missing so much."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about suicide note"
CF ] office20:30
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT SUICIDE NOTE
CF |
CF | (I found more than two nouns in that sentence!)
CF |
CF | > DavidW says, "I'm wondering if, at the beginning, we can nose around the outside of the house. Footprints outside a window or something."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about garage"
CF ] office20:31
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT GARAGE
CF |
CF | "I can't help you there."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about monica"
CF ] office20:32
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT MONICA
CF |
CF | "She's a loyal and intelligent girl. I'm very proud of her."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about phong"
CF ] office20:33
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT PHONG
CF |
CF | "He and I go back a long time. Met in Asia, you know. And since I
CF | spend as much time there as here, he takes care of the house for me. A
CF | fine fellow, and I trust him implicitly."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about asia"
CF ] office20:33
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT ASIA
CF |
CF | (You don't need to use the word "asia" to solve this mystery.)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about company"
CF ] office20:34
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT COMPANY
CF |
CF | "That has nothing to do with why I asked you here."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about truth"
CF ] office20:34
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT TRUTH
CF |
CF | (You don't need to use the word "truth" to solve this mystery.)
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "I mean..."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about linder"
CF ] office20:35
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT LINDER
CF |
CF | "You've probably read about me in the papers. In fact they just
CF | published something about me when I won that award. And I've heard
CF | lots about you. That's why I asked you here."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask linder about newspaperss"
CF ] office20:36
CF | >
CF | > ASK LINDER ABOUT NEWSPAPERSS
CF |
CF | "That has nothing to do with why I asked you here."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "wait"
CF ] office20:37
CF | >
CF | > WAIT
CF |
CF | Time passes...
CF | Monica bursts into the office, wearing a felt hat and wool coat, and
CF | struggling to get her driving gloves on. She glances icily in your
CF | direction and then back to her father. "I'm off to the pictures with
CF | Terry, Dad. Good-bye." She hugs him briefly but firmly, burying her
CF | head in his shoulder. He pushes her away and says, "You're leaving
CF | now?! I thought you'd be talking to the detective here. What about the
CF | threat on my life?" He has the hurt look of an orphan pup. She
CF | answers, "You don't need me here. I need to get away now and then. I'm
CF | not like Mother, you know." Tears well up in her eyes but she brushes
CF | them away before they drop. She turns to leave.
CF | (8:37 p.m.) Do you want to keep waiting? (Answer YES or NO.) >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "no"
CF ] office20:37
CF | (8:37 p.m.) Do you want to keep waiting? (Answer YES or NO.) >
CF | > NO
CF |
CF | It's now 8:37 p.m.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu asks, "I guess WAIT goes for more than a turn?"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about stiles"
CF ] office20:38
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT STILES
CF |
CF | "Oh, that lover boy thinks he's a smooth apple, all right. If you ask
CF | me, he's just a harmless grifter."
CF | Monica is acting impatient.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about suicide"
CF ] office20:39
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT SUICIDE
CF |
CF | "I don't want to talk about it."
CF | Monica is acting impatient.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about mother"
CF ] office20:40
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT MOTHER
CF |
CF | Monica looks briefly toward Mr. Linder and then speaks in a whisper.
CF | "She was the most noble woman I've ever known. Did her best to be a
CF | 'good wife' even though she was alone so much. No one understood her
CF | as I did, certainly not Father. Sometimes I feel I could just ..." She
CF | slams a clenched fist into her palm. She seems to remember who you
CF | are, then clams up.
CF | Monica is acting impatient.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about match book"
CF ] office20:41
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT MATCH BOOK
CF |
CF | "I don't know anything about it, shamus."
CF | Monica is acting impatient.
CF |
CF | > MoyTravis asks, "Brass Lantern?"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about brass lantern"
CF ] office20:42
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT BRASS LANTERN
CF |
CF | "I don't know anything about it, shamus."
CF | Monica looks more nervous. "I really must go now, or I'll be late for
CF | the film." She hugs her father again and dashes out the door.
CF | Monica heads off to the west.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "wait"
CF ] office20:52
CF | >
CF | > WAIT
CF |
CF | Time passes...
CF | Outside somewhere, a car roars to life and speeds away.
CF | It's now 8:52 p.m.
CF |
CF | >
DavidW has disconnected.
DavidW has connected. Knight_Otu says, "WAIT is 10 minutes."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "wait"
CF ] office21:02
CF | >
CF | > WAIT
CF |
CF | Time passes...
CF | The clock chimes 9 times to mark the hour.
CF | It's now 9:02 p.m.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "wait"
CF ] office21:04
CF | >
CF | > WAIT
CF |
CF | Time passes...
CF | You hear the door bell ring.
CF |
CF | Linder looks toward the window and says, "I don't think Phong has
CF | answered the door bell yet." He reaches toward the butler's button and
CF | at the same instant shouts "Stiles!" You turn around and dimly see a
CF | figure outside. Suddenly there is a flash of light and an explosion,
CF | and the window falls into dozens of shiny shards. The cat bolts and
CF | disappears somewhere. The figure outside turns and runs before you can
CF | see the face. When you turn back around, you see Linder slumping down
CF | in his chair, with a bloody stain spreading across his silk shirt. He
CF | teeters on the edge of the seat, then falls onto the floor, quite
CF | dead.
CF | It's now 9:04 p.m.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Oopsie."
MoyTravis says, "RIP that guy. Again."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "push button"
CF ] office21:05
CF | >
CF | > PUSH BUTTON
CF |
CF | You'd do a much better job if you stood up.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "stand"
CF ] office21:06
CF | >
CF | > STAND
CF |
CF | You are on your own feet again.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "push button"
CF ] office21:07
CF | >
CF | > PUSH BUTTON
CF |
CF | You hear a clicking sound from the direction of the clock.
CF | Suddenly Phong enters the office. When he sees that Linder has cashed
CF | in his chips, he turns away for a minute and bows his head.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "talk to phong"
CF ] office21:07
CF | >
CF | > TALK TO PHONG
CF |
CF | Mr. Phong is listening.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask him about stiles"
CF ] office21:08
CF | >
CF | > ASK HIM ABOUT STILES
CF |
CF | "He used to come around here now and then, when Mr. Linder was away. I
CF | never thought much about it until the fighting between Mr. and Mrs.
CF | got bad, just before Mrs. Linder passed on." He pauses. "I think Mr.
CF | Linder has been calling him on the telephone a lot lately."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask him about linder"
CF ] office21:09
CF | >
CF | > ASK HIM ABOUT LINDER
CF |
CF | "Frankly, Detective, I can't say I'm sorry he's dead. He always
CF | promised me wealth here in America, but I've never seen it. I could
CF | have managed the Asian branch of his business if he'd let me. If I had
CF | any money, I'd quit on the spot and return home."
CF | You hear the door bell ring.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask him about bell"
CF ] office21:10
CF | >
CF | > ASK HIM ABOUT BELL
CF |
CF | He seems surprised. "Uh, that was just some door-to-door salesman."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] hallway21:11
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the south end of a hallway that runs the length of the house.
CF | At the far end, to the north, you can see the living room; immediately
CF | to the south is a door. Other doors on both sides lead to other rooms.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway21:12
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | Too bad, but the garage door is closed.
CF | Mr. Phong walks past you.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] hallway21:13
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | Too bad, but the storage door is closed.
CF | Mr. Phong heads off to the north.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway21:14
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | Mr. Phong heads off to the west.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] entry21:15
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (entry)
CF | Sgt. Duffy is leading Stiles by the handcuffs.
CF | Your assistant, Sgt. Duffy, sees you. "Detective, I'm glad you're
CF | safe! I thought I should come here on the streetcar, in case you
CF | needed help. I'm familiar with the house, since I was here to help
CF | investigate Mrs. Linder's death. Just as I walked up tonight, I heard
CF | a shot! The next thing I knew, this man, who calls himself Stiles,
CF | burst out of the woods behind the house. Naturally, I put the nippers
CF | on him and brought him along. I'll just stow him in the living room
CF | and stand by to help you."
CF | Mr. Phong heads off to the east.
CF | Sgt. Duffy leads Stiles off to the east.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu asks, "Could anyone not act suspicious for a second, here, please?"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "l"
CF ] entry21:16
CF | >
CF | > L
CF |
CF | (entry)
CF | Here in the entry is a small Shinto shrine, with a hanging scroll and
CF | an arrangement of flowers, as well as a coat closet and a platform for
CF | storing shoes. You can see a hallway to the east. The front door, on
CF | the west wall, is closed.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "x scroll"
CF ] entry21:16
CF | >
CF | > X SCROLL
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but the program doesn't recognize the word "x".)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine scroll"
CF ] entry21:17
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE SCROLL
CF |
CF | The scroll is written with a fine brush. Freely translated, it reads:
CF |
CF | The WITNESS: An INTERLOGIC Mystery
CF | from Infocom, Inc.
CF | by Stu Galley
CF | based on an idea by
CF | Marc Blank and Dave Lebling
CF | Copyright (c) 1983 Infocom, Inc.
CF | All rights reserved.
CF | WITNESS and INTERLOGIC
CF | are trademarks of Infocom, Inc.
CF |
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Well."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] hallway21:18
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | Mr. Phong, off to the north, ducks into a room to the north.
CF | Sgt. Duffy, off to the north, leads Stiles to the north.
CF | Duffy goes quickly to work, disappearing down the hall.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway21:19
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. The
CF | door to the east is open.
CF | To the north Mr. Phong enters the hallway from the north.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway21:20
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the north end of the central hallway. Just to the north, you
CF | can see warm yellow light in the living room.
CF | Mr. Phong heads off to the west.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] kitchen21:21
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (kitchen)
CF | The Linder kitchen is full of electric appliances: range and hood,
CF | refrigerator, mixer, toaster, clock, and so on. Several white steel
CF | cabinets make for plenty of storage space. To the north is the dining
CF | room, to the east the hall.
CF | Phong is here, opening a can of worms.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "x can"
CF ] kitchen21:21
CF | >
CF | > X CAN
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but the program doesn't recognize the word "x".)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine can"
CF ] kitchen21:22
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE CAN
CF |
CF | This case is tangled enough already.
CF |
CF | > MoyTravis says, "hahaha"
MoyTravis says, "Okay, that one's good."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask phong about brass lantern"
CF ] kitchen21:23
CF | >
CF | > ASK PHONG ABOUT BRASS LANTERN
CF |
CF | "I've heard Mr. Linder mention that restaurant."
CF |
CF | >
DavidW has disconnected.
DavidW has connected.
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask phong about match book"
CF ] kitchen21:24
CF | >
CF | > ASK PHONG ABOUT MATCH BOOK
CF |
CF | "I've heard Mr. Linder mention that restaurant. But I don't recognize
CF | the phone number."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] kitchen21:25
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | You can't go that way.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] hallway21:26
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "verbose"
CF ] hallway21:26
CF | >
CF | > VERBOSE
CF |
CF | (O.K., you will get verbose descriptions.)
CF |
CF | > DavidW says, "I keep disconnecting. If I disappear again, I don't think I'll try to reconnect."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] hallway21:27
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | You can't go that way.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] living room21:28
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (living room)
CF | A huge fieldstone fireplace on the south wall holds a blazing fire,
CF | filling the living room with warmth and light. Grouped in front of the
CF | fire are a glass-topped coffee table and a rattan davenport and club
CF | chair, with cushions covered in a print showing bamboo plants in the
CF | style of Japanese brush-painting. A lamp with a printed shade and a
CF | telephone sit on the table.
CF | On the north wall are a liquor cabinet and a console radio made of
CF | light-colored wood. A single door in the east wall is closed, and at
CF | the west end of the room is a double door.
CF | Stiles is fastened to the davenport, looking sullen.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask stiles about murder"
CF ] living room21:29
CF | >
CF | > ASK STILES ABOUT MURDER
CF |
CF | "I couldn't help you if I wanted to."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask stiles about gun"
CF ] living room21:30
CF | >
CF | > ASK STILES ABOUT GUN
CF |
CF | "I couldn't help you if I wanted to."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "exammine stiles"
CF ] living room21:30
CF | >
CF | > EXAMMINE STILES
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but the word "exammine" is not in the vocabulary that you can
CF | use.)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine stiles"
CF ] living room21:31
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE STILES
CF |
CF | The young man looks you straight in the eye but says nothing. He looks
CF | like a gigolo trying to imitate a university professor. His blond wavy
CF | hair almost sparkles, like Pacific surf at night, but his recent panic
CF | has left it dangling to one side. His hot blue eyes reveal his
CF | curiosity and uncertainty about you.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask stiles about linder"
CF ] living room21:31
CF | >
CF | > ASK STILES ABOUT LINDER
CF |
CF | (Which Linder do you mean, the late Mrs. Linder or Mr. Linder?)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask stiles about mr linder"
CF ] living room21:32
CF | >
CF | > ASK STILES ABOUT MR LINDER
CF |
CF | "He's a smooth operator. I can think of many people who'd like to plug
CF | him. Not me, of course. I still don't understand why he sounded so
CF | urgent when he called me today and asked me to come here tonight."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask stiles about mrs linder"
CF ] living room21:33
CF | >
CF | > ASK STILES ABOUT MRS LINDER
CF |
CF | "Virginia was a special woman. Repressed for years. I think that, if
CF | only ... Say, I don't have to answer your questions!"
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask stiles about note"
CF ] living room21:34
CF | >
CF | > ASK STILES ABOUT NOTE
CF |
CF | "Holy smoke! That sort of looks like my writing, but I didn't write
CF | it."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask stiles about match"
CF ] living room21:35
CF | >
CF | > ASK STILES ABOUT MATCH
CF |
CF | "That's my phone number! Linder must have jotted it down the day we
CF | had lunch at that restaurant, when he first offered me money to leave
CF | town."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask stiles about money"
CF ] living room21:36
CF | >
CF | > ASK STILES ABOUT MONEY
CF |
CF | "Yeah, Linder said he wanted to pay me a bundle to leave town."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask stiles about monica"
CF ] living room21:37
CF | >
CF | > ASK STILES ABOUT MONICA
CF |
CF | "She's probably just another dizzy dame, but I don't really know her
CF | well enough to say."
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Well, then maybe don't say it."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "tell stiles about freeman"
CF ] living room21:38
CF | >
CF | > TELL STILES ABOUT FREEMAN
CF |
CF | Mr. Stiles seems to be getting impatient.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask stiles about telegram"
CF ] living room21:39
CF | >
CF | > ASK STILES ABOUT TELEGRAM
CF |
CF | "I don't get it. I think he's more dangerous than I am!"
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Not anymore, he isn't."
DavidW says, "Seems like Mr L was trying to frame Stiles."
Knight_Otu asks, "At the cost of his own life? I mean, yes, framing him is what probably happened, but getting actually killed in the process?"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "i"
CF ] living room21:40
CF | >
CF | > I
CF |
CF | You are carrying:
CF | a threatening note
CF | a telegram
CF | a pair of handcuffs
CF | a snub-nosed Colt
CF | a match book
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "l"
CF ] living room21:41
CF | >
CF | > L
CF |
CF | (living room)
CF | A huge fieldstone fireplace on the south wall holds a blazing fire,
CF | filling the living room with warmth and light. Grouped in front of the
CF | fire are a glass-topped coffee table and a rattan davenport and club
CF | chair, with cushions covered in a print showing bamboo plants in the
CF | style of Japanese brush-painting. A lamp with a printed shade and a
CF | telephone sit on the table.
CF | On the north wall are a liquor cabinet and a console radio made of
CF | light-colored wood. A single door in the east wall is closed, and at
CF | the west end of the room is a double door.
CF | Stiles is fastened to the davenport, looking sullen.
CF |
CF | > DavidW says, "I didn't see what happened, exactly."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway21:42
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the north end of the central hallway. Just to the north, you
CF | can see warm yellow light in the living room.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway21:43
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. The
CF | door to the east is open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway21:44
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This hallway seems to run the length of the house, from the garage at
CF | the south end to the living room at the north. There is enough warm
CF | yellow light flooding from the living room for you to see a few doors
CF | on each side of the hall.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway21:45
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the south end of a hallway that runs the length of the house.
CF | At the far end, to the north, you can see the living room; immediately
CF | to the south is a door. Other doors on both sides lead to other rooms.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] office21:46
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (office)
CF | This is obviously the office of Mr. Linder's company, Pacific Trade
CF | Associates. At the west end of the office, a massive desk of teak and
CF | mahogany faces toward the window. It has no drawers, but the top is
CF | covered with piles of letters, some newspapers, a telephone, and
CF | various souvenirs from the Far East.
CF | Behind it is a large ornately-carved chair, like a cruiser escorting a
CF | battle ship. A simple wooden chair, polished smooth by visitors,
CF | flanks the desk on the other side. On the north wall is a lounge,
CF | upholstered in green velvet and a bit lumpy, with a framed wood-block
CF | picture hanging over it. On the outside wall, next to a door and
CF | window, stands a grandfather clock, ticking relentlessly. A file
CF | cabinet stands in the corner.
CF | The door to the interior hallway is open.
CF | The body of Mr. Linder is still crumpled in a heap on the floor.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "x linder"
CF ] office21:46
CF | >
CF | > X LINDER
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but the word "x" is not in the vocabulary that you can use.)
CF |
CF | > MoyTravis says, "Somebody rang the bell and then Linder got shot through the window."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine linder"
CF ] office21:47
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE LINDER
CF |
CF | The blood on Linder's shirt has clotted and turned dark.
CF |
CF | > DavidW asks, "did you search him? Did he have the clock key?"
Knight_Otu says, "We didn't search him yet."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "search body"
CF ] office21:48
CF | >
CF | > SEARCH BODY
CF |
CF | You find nothing unusual.
CF |
CF | > MoyTravis says, "We didn't do anything with the body."
DavidW says, "try pushing the button"
DavidW says, "Let's verify that it really does summon Phong."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "push button"
CF ] office21:49
CF | >
CF | > PUSH BUTTON
CF |
CF | You hear a clicking sound from the direction of the clock.
CF |
CF | > DavidW says, "Well, that is suspicious."
DavidW says, "Now I really want that clock open."
Knight_Otu says, "It did the first time we tried. I guess you were disconnected at that time."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open cabinet"
CF ] office21:50
CF | >
CF | > OPEN CABINET
CF |
CF | You open the file cabinet.
CF | The cabinet is filled with a lot of business papers.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine business"
CF ] office21:50
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE BUSINESS
CF |
CF | (You can't see the Pacific Trade Associates here.)
CF |
CF | > DavidW says, "yeah, sorry, I've missed tons. I don't even know the house layout."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine business papers"
CF ] office21:51
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE BUSINESS PAPERS
CF |
CF | You look quickly through the files but find nothing suspicious, so you
CF | decide to leave them alone.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Honestly, neither do I at this point."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "l"
CF ] office21:52
CF | >
CF | > L
CF |
CF | (office)
CF | This is obviously the office of Mr. Linder's company, Pacific Trade
CF | Associates. At the west end of the office, a massive desk of teak and
CF | mahogany faces toward the window. It has no drawers, but the top is
CF | covered with piles of letters, some newspapers, a telephone, and
CF | various souvenirs from the Far East.
CF | Behind it is a large ornately-carved chair, like a cruiser escorting a
CF | battle ship. A simple wooden chair, polished smooth by visitors,
CF | flanks the desk on the other side. On the north wall is a lounge,
CF | upholstered in green velvet and a bit lumpy, with a framed wood-block
CF | picture hanging over it. On the outside wall, next to a door and
CF | window, stands a grandfather clock, ticking relentlessly. A file
CF | cabinet stands in the corner.
CF | The door to the interior hallway is open.
CF | The body of Mr. Linder is still crumpled in a heap on the floor.
CF | The file cabinet contains:
CF | a lot of business papers
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "look behind picture"
CF ] office21:53
CF | >
CF | > LOOK BEHIND PICTURE
CF |
CF | There's nothing behind the picture.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "look behind clock"
CF ] office21:54
CF | >
CF | > LOOK BEHIND CLOCK
CF |
CF | There's nothing behind the grandfather clock.
CF |
CF | > DavidW says, "just about to suggest that"
DavidW says, "the picture, I mean"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "look under desk"
CF ] office21:55
CF | >
CF | > LOOK UNDER DESK
CF |
CF | You can see dirt and grime, old chewing gum in various colors, and a
CF | pair of black wires going from a button into the floor.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine wires"
CF ] office21:56
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE WIRES
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the pair of green wires.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine black wires"
CF ] office21:57
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE BLACK WIRES
CF |
CF | A pair of black wires goes from the butler's button into the floor.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "There we find the button."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "look under ornate chair"
CF ] office21:58
CF | >
CF | > LOOK UNDER ORNATE CHAIR
CF |
CF | You twist your head to look under the carved chair but find nothing.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "look under wooden chair"
CF ] office21:59
CF | >
CF | > LOOK UNDER WOODEN CHAIR
CF |
CF | You twist your head to look under the wooden chair but find nothing.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "look under lounge"
CF ] office22:00
CF | >
CF | > LOOK UNDER LOUNGE
CF |
CF | You twist your head to look under the lounge but find nothing.
CF | The clock chimes 10 times to mark the hour.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Where did that sergeant run off to, anyways? I expected him here."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] hallway22:01
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the south end of a hallway that runs the length of the house.
CF | At the far end, to the north, you can see the living room; immediately
CF | to the south is a door. Other doors on both sides lead to other rooms.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] hallway22:02
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | Too bad, but the storage door is closed.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open storage"
CF ] hallway22:03
CF | >
CF | > OPEN STORAGE
CF |
CF | Okeh, the storage door is now open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] storage closet22:04
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (storage closet)
CF | This is a little-used storage closet containing odds and ends of no
CF | interest whatsoever. The exit is to the east.
CF | A broom is standing in the corner.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] hallway22:05
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the south end of a hallway that runs the length of the house.
CF | At the far end, to the north, you can see the living room; immediately
CF | to the south is a door. Other doors on both sides lead to other rooms.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open garage"
CF ] hallway22:05
CF | >
CF | > OPEN GARAGE
CF |
CF | (You can't see any garage here!)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway22:06
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | Too bad, but the garage door is closed.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open garage door"
CF ] hallway22:07
CF | >
CF | > OPEN GARAGE DOOR
CF |
CF | You'll have to unlock it first.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway22:08
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This hallway seems to run the length of the house, from the garage at
CF | the south end to the living room at the north. There is enough warm
CF | yellow light flooding from the living room for you to see a few doors
CF | on each side of the hall.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] hallway22:09
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | You can't go that way.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] entry22:10
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (entry)
CF | Here in the entry is a small Shinto shrine, with a hanging scroll and
CF | an arrangement of flowers, as well as a coat closet and a platform for
CF | storing shoes. You can see a hallway to the east. The front door, on
CF | the west wall, is closed.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] hallway22:11
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This hallway seems to run the length of the house, from the garage at
CF | the south end to the living room at the north. There is enough warm
CF | yellow light flooding from the living room for you to see a few doors
CF | on each side of the hall.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway22:12
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. The
CF | door to the east is open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] Monica's bedroom22:13
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (Monica's bedroom)
CF | On one side is a modern-style bed, with piles of well-thumbed
CF | detective stories stacked on the table beside it. Opposite the bed is
CF | a long dressing table that seems to serve also as desk and workbench.
CF | In the corner sits a small table for a portable phonograph and
CF | records, and a book case with more books and pulps. Movie posters
CF | cover the walls. A handsome door with cedar veneer leads north, and a
CF | door and window face outside.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "x phonograph"
CF ] Monica's bedroom22:13
CF | >
CF | > X PHONOGRAPH
CF |
CF | (I don't know the word "x".)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine phonograph"
CF ] Monica's bedroom22:13
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE PHONOGRAPH
CF |
CF | (You don't need to use the word "phonograph" to solve this mystery.)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine small table"
CF ] Monica's bedroom22:13
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE SMALL TABLE
CF |
CF | (You don't need to use the word "small" to solve this mystery.)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine stories"
CF ] Monica's bedroom22:13
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE STORIES
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but the program doesn't recognize the word "stories".)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine table"
CF ] Monica's bedroom22:14
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE TABLE
CF |
CF | This table is pretty messy. Anyone but Monica would have a tough time
CF | finding anything on it.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine case"
CF ] Monica's bedroom22:15
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE CASE
CF |
CF | Good idea! But one important book isn't in the book case.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "I.. Uh.."
MoyTravis says, "hahahahahaha"
MoyTravis asks, "Does this game have hints?"
DavidW says, "The Case of the Missing IMPORTANT Book"
MoyTravis asks, "Wait this is one of the Old games right, with the paid hintlines?"
DavidW says, "yeah"
MoyTravis asks, "How dickish is that?"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "search case"
CF ] Monica's bedroom22:16
CF | >
CF | > SEARCH CASE
CF |
CF | You find nothing unusual.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "look under bed"
CF ] Monica's bedroom22:17
CF | >
CF | > LOOK UNDER BED
CF |
CF | If you wanted to find the bogey man, you're out of luck.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "look under table"
CF ] Monica's bedroom22:18
CF | >
CF | > LOOK UNDER TABLE
CF |
CF | There's nothing there but dust.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine dressing table"
CF ] Monica's bedroom22:19
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE DRESSING TABLE
CF |
CF | This table is pretty messy. Anyone but Monica would have a tough time
CF | finding anything on it.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "search it"
CF ] Monica's bedroom22:20
CF | >
CF | > SEARCH IT
CF |
CF | This table is pretty messy. Anyone but Monica would have a tough time
CF | finding anything on it.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine window"
CF ] Monica's bedroom22:21
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE WINDOW
CF |
CF | The window is a simple wooden sash, locked tight against the cold.
CF | There's some sort of electric relay on one edge, with white wires
CF | attached.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine door"
CF ] Monica's bedroom22:21
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE DOOR
CF |
CF | (Which door do you mean, the bedroom door, the back door, or the cedar
CF | door?)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "back"
CF ] Monica's bedroom22:22
CF | >
CF | > BACK
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the back door.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open back door"
CF ] Monica's bedroom22:23
CF | >
CF | > OPEN BACK DOOR
CF |
CF | You'll have to unlock it first.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open cedar"
CF ] Monica's bedroom22:24
CF | >
CF | > OPEN CEDAR
CF |
CF | It's already open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] bathroom22:25
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (bathroom)
CF | This room has only a large cabinet with counter, sink and mirror. On
CF | the counter are a shaver, toothpaste, and so on. The tub and toilet
CF | must be in separate rooms. There are doors on all four walls: the one
CF | to the north looks like redwood, the one to the south like cedar, and
CF | the other two like ordinary doors.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open redwood"
CF ] bathroom22:26
CF | >
CF | > OPEN REDWOOD
CF |
CF | Okeh, the redwood door is now open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] Linder's bedroom22:27
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (Linder's bedroom)
CF | The bedroom is elegant but not tidy. A four-poster bed, chair and
CF | dresser, made of teak and mahogany, look hand-crafted. There are doors
CF | on the west and south walls, and a door and window to the east look
CF | outside. Clothes and newspapers are scattered about. It seems that
CF | Linder missed the woman's touch.
CF |
CF | > DavidW asks, "look under bed?"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine window"
CF ] Linder's bedroom22:28
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE WINDOW
CF |
CF | The window is a simple wooden sash, locked tight against the cold.
CF | There's some sort of electric relay on one edge, with white wires
CF | attached.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "look under bed"
CF ] Linder's bedroom22:29
CF | >
CF | > LOOK UNDER BED
CF |
CF | You twist your head to look under the four-poster bed but find
CF | nothing.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "There are a ton of back doors in this house."
DavidW asks, "So all the windows use white wires except in the office?"
Knight_Otu says, "Hm. Maybe."
MoyTravis exclaims, "Huh!"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine newspapers"
CF ] Linder's bedroom22:30
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE NEWSPAPERS
CF |
CF | You go through the stuff in the room and find nothing of interest.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine clothes"
CF ] Linder's bedroom22:31
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE CLOTHES
CF |
CF | You go through the stuff in the room and find nothing of interest.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine dresser"
CF ] Linder's bedroom22:32
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE DRESSER
CF |
CF | The dresser is a beautiful piece of cabinetry.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open it"
CF ] Linder's bedroom22:33
CF | >
CF | > OPEN IT
CF |
CF | You open all the drawers and find only shirts, socks, underwear,
CF | hankies, and so on. What a disappointment.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Game."
Knight_Otu says, "Game, what are you..."
Knight_Otu says, "How does this game keep shoving me off-balance."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine chair"
CF ] Linder's bedroom22:34
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE CHAIR
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the chair.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] Linder's bedroom22:35
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | Too bad, but the bedroom door is closed.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open bedroom door"
CF ] Linder's bedroom22:36
CF | >
CF | > OPEN BEDROOM DOOR
CF |
CF | Okeh, the bedroom door is now open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] living room22:37
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (living room)
CF | A huge fieldstone fireplace on the south wall holds a blazing fire,
CF | filling the living room with warmth and light. Grouped in front of the
CF | fire are a glass-topped coffee table and a rattan davenport and club
CF | chair, with cushions covered in a print showing bamboo plants in the
CF | style of Japanese brush-painting. A lamp with a printed shade and a
CF | telephone sit on the table.
CF | On the north wall are a liquor cabinet and a console radio made of
CF | light-colored wood. A single door in the east wall is open, and at the
CF | west end of the room is a double door.
CF | Stiles is fastened to the davenport, looking sullen.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine cabinet"
CF ] living room22:38
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE CABINET
CF |
CF | Too bad, but the liquor cabinet is closed.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine radio"
CF ] living room22:39
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE RADIO
CF |
CF | It's a Stromberg-Carlson triple-range console. The exit in the bottom
CF | is evidence of the Acoustical Labyrinth inside.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "turn it on"
CF ] living room22:40
CF | >
CF | > TURN IT ON
CF |
CF | You turn on the radio, spin the dial and find the Montoya Orchestra.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine davenport"
CF ] living room22:41
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE DAVENPORT
CF |
CF | There's nothing on the davenport.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] dining room22:42
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (dining room)
CF | A table and benches, built out of blond wood for six people, sit in
CF | the middle of the room. On the south wall is a swinging door that
CF | leads to the kitchen, and on the east wall a double door to the living
CF | room. Through a French door on the west wall you can see the front
CF | yard.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] kitchen22:43
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (kitchen)
CF | The Linder kitchen is full of electric appliances: range and hood,
CF | refrigerator, mixer, toaster, clock, and so on. Several white steel
CF | cabinets make for plenty of storage space. To the north is the dining
CF | room, to the east the hall.
CF | Phong is here, smoking a cigarette.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] kitchen22:44
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | You can't go that way.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] kitchen22:45
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | You can't go that way.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] hallway22:46
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the north end of the central hallway. Just to the north, you
CF | can see warm yellow light in the living room.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] hallway22:47
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | You can't go that way.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway22:48
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. The
CF | door to the east is open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] hallway22:49
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | Too bad, but the butler's door is closed.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway22:50
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This hallway seems to run the length of the house, from the garage at
CF | the south end to the living room at the north. There is enough warm
CF | yellow light flooding from the living room for you to see a few doors
CF | on each side of the hall.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] entry22:51
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (entry)
CF | Here in the entry is a small Shinto shrine, with a hanging scroll and
CF | an arrangement of flowers, as well as a coat closet and a platform for
CF | storing shoes. You can see a hallway to the east. The front door, on
CF | the west wall, is closed.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open front"
CF ] entry22:52
CF | >
CF | > OPEN FRONT
CF |
CF | You'll have to unlock it first.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] hallway22:53
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This hallway seems to run the length of the house, from the garage at
CF | the south end to the living room at the north. There is enough warm
CF | yellow light flooding from the living room for you to see a few doors
CF | on each side of the hall.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway22:54
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. The
CF | door to the east is open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway22:55
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the north end of the central hallway. Just to the north, you
CF | can see warm yellow light in the living room.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] living room22:56
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (living room)
CF | A huge fieldstone fireplace on the south wall holds a blazing fire,
CF | filling the living room with warmth and light. Grouped in front of the
CF | fire are a glass-topped coffee table and a rattan davenport and club
CF | chair, with cushions covered in a print showing bamboo plants in the
CF | style of Japanese brush-painting. A lamp with a printed shade and a
CF | telephone sit on the table.
CF | On the north wall are a liquor cabinet and a console radio made of
CF | light-colored wood. The radio is playing. A single door in the east
CF | wall is open, and at the west end of the room is a double door.
CF | Stiles is fastened to the davenport, looking sullen.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine fire"
CF ] living room22:57
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE FIRE
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the fire.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] dining room22:58
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (dining room)
CF | A table and benches, built out of blond wood for six people, sit in
CF | the middle of the room. On the south wall is a swinging door that
CF | leads to the kitchen, and on the east wall a double door to the living
CF | room. Through a French door on the west wall you can see the front
CF | yard.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] dining room22:59
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | Too bad, but the French door is closed.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open french door"
CF ] dining room23:00
CF | >
CF | > OPEN FRENCH DOOR
CF |
CF | You'll have to unlock it first.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] kitchen23:01
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (kitchen)
CF | The Linder kitchen is full of electric appliances: range and hood,
CF | refrigerator, mixer, toaster, clock, and so on. Several white steel
CF | cabinets make for plenty of storage space. To the north is the dining
CF | room, to the east the hall.
CF | Phong is here, making pickles.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask phong about keys"
CF ] kitchen23:02
CF | >
CF | > ASK PHONG ABOUT KEYS
CF |
CF | "I have the keys for all the doors in the house."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask phong for keys"
CF ] kitchen23:03
CF | >
CF | > ASK PHONG FOR KEYS
CF |
CF | "I have the keys for all the doors in the house."
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Yes...."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask phong for garage key"
CF ] kitchen23:04
CF | >
CF | > ASK PHONG FOR GARAGE KEY
CF |
CF | Mr. Phong looks confused. "I don't know anything about any garage
CF | key!"
CF |
CF | > DavidW asks, "about clock key?"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask phong for clock key"
CF ] kitchen23:05
CF | >
CF | > ASK PHONG FOR CLOCK KEY
CF |
CF | Mr. Phong looks confused. "I don't know anything about any clock key!"
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask phong for french door key"
CF ] kitchen23:06
CF | >
CF | > ASK PHONG FOR FRENCH DOOR KEY
CF |
CF | Mr. Phong looks confused. "I don't know anything about any french door
CF | key!"
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask phong for front door key"
CF ] kitchen23:07
CF | >
CF | > ASK PHONG FOR FRONT DOOR KEY
CF |
CF | Mr. Phong looks confused. "I don't know anything about any front door
CF | key!"
CF |
CF | > MoyTravis asks, "...ask him for all the keys?"
DavidW says, "obviously the game doesn't have those topics"
MoyTravis asks, "Ask him for "key" and see what happens?"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask phong for key"
CF ] kitchen23:08
CF | >
CF | > ASK PHONG FOR KEY
CF |
CF | "I have the keys for all the doors in the house."
CF | Suddenly you hear a car drive into the garage and stop. Its door
CF | slams.
CF |
CF | > MoyTravis asks, "Phong, give me key?"
DavidW asks, "uh oh. Did Monica get stood up?"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "phong, give me key"
CF ] kitchen23:09
CF | >
CF | > PHONG, GIVE ME KEY
CF |
CF | "Here, you may as well take them. I don't see how Mr. Linder can
CF | object now."
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Thanks."
MoyTravis exclaims, "Hooray!"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] kitchen23:10
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | You can't go that way.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] hallway23:11
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the north end of the central hallway. Just to the north, you
CF | can see warm yellow light in the living room.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway23:12
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. The
CF | door to the east is open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway23:13
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This hallway seems to run the length of the house, from the garage at
CF | the south end to the living room at the north. There is enough warm
CF | yellow light flooding from the living room for you to see a few doors
CF | on each side of the hall.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway23:14
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the south end of a hallway that runs the length of the house.
CF | At the far end, to the north, you can see the living room; immediately
CF | to the south is a door. Other doors on both sides lead to other rooms.
CF | Monica walks past you.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "talk to monica"
CF ] hallway23:14
CF | >
CF | > TALK TO MONICA
CF |
CF | Monica is listening.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "tell monica about freeman"
CF ] hallway23:15
CF | >
CF | > TELL MONICA ABOUT FREEMAN
CF |
CF | Monica doesn't appear interested.
CF | Monica heads off to the east.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] office23:16
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (office)
CF | This is obviously the office of Mr. Linder's company, Pacific Trade
CF | Associates. At the west end of the office, a massive desk of teak and
CF | mahogany faces toward the window. It has no drawers, but the top is
CF | covered with piles of letters, some newspapers, a telephone, and
CF | various souvenirs from the Far East.
CF | Behind it is a large ornately-carved chair, like a cruiser escorting a
CF | battle ship. A simple wooden chair, polished smooth by visitors,
CF | flanks the desk on the other side. On the north wall is a lounge,
CF | upholstered in green velvet and a bit lumpy, with a framed wood-block
CF | picture hanging over it. On the outside wall, next to a door and
CF | window, stands a grandfather clock, ticking relentlessly. A file
CF | cabinet stands in the corner.
CF | The door to the interior hallway is open.
CF | The body of Mr. Linder is still crumpled in a heap on the floor.
CF | The file cabinet contains:
CF | a lot of business papers
CF | Monica heads off to the west.
CF |
CF | > MoyTravis says, "Maybe give her a heads up about her dad."
MoyTravis says, "Or, uh."
MoyTravis says, "I guess she can just walk right by his dead body."
Knight_Otu says, "Well, I tried to."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] hallway23:17
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the south end of a hallway that runs the length of the house.
CF | At the far end, to the north, you can see the living room; immediately
CF | to the south is a door. Other doors on both sides lead to other rooms.
CF | Monica heads off to the north.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway23:18
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This hallway seems to run the length of the house, from the garage at
CF | the south end to the living room at the north. There is enough warm
CF | yellow light flooding from the living room for you to see a few doors
CF | on each side of the hall.
CF | Monica heads off to the north.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway23:19
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. The
CF | door to the east is open.
CF | Monica heads off to the east.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] Monica's bedroom23:20
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (Monica's bedroom)
CF | On one side is a modern-style bed, with piles of well-thumbed
CF | detective stories stacked on the table beside it. Opposite the bed is
CF | a long dressing table that seems to serve also as desk and workbench.
CF | In the corner sits a small table for a portable phonograph and
CF | records, and a book case with more books and pulps. Movie posters
CF | cover the walls. A handsome door with cedar veneer leads north, and a
CF | door and window face outside.
CF | Monica heads off to the north.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] bathroom23:21
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (bathroom)
CF | This room has only a large cabinet with counter, sink and mirror. On
CF | the counter are a shaver, toothpaste, and so on. The tub and toilet
CF | must be in separate rooms. There are doors on all four walls: the one
CF | to the north looks like redwood, the one to the south like cedar, and
CF | the other two like ordinary doors.
CF | Monica heads off to the west.
CF | The door to the toilet room slams shut. You hear sounds of dry heaving
CF | inside.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Well, I don't blame her."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] bathroom23:22
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | Too bad, but the tub door is closed.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] Linder's bedroom23:23
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (Linder's bedroom)
CF | The bedroom is elegant but not tidy. A four-poster bed, chair and
CF | dresser, made of teak and mahogany, look hand-crafted. There are doors
CF | on the west and south walls, and a door and window to the east look
CF | outside. Clothes and newspapers are scattered about. It seems that
CF | Linder missed the woman's touch.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] living room23:24
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (living room)
CF | A huge fieldstone fireplace on the south wall holds a blazing fire,
CF | filling the living room with warmth and light. Grouped in front of the
CF | fire are a glass-topped coffee table and a rattan davenport and club
CF | chair, with cushions covered in a print showing bamboo plants in the
CF | style of Japanese brush-painting. A lamp with a printed shade and a
CF | telephone sit on the table.
CF | On the north wall are a liquor cabinet and a console radio made of
CF | light-colored wood. The radio is playing. A single door in the east
CF | wall is open, and at the west end of the room is a double door.
CF | Stiles is fastened to the davenport, looking sullen.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] dining room23:25
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (dining room)
CF | A table and benches, built out of blond wood for six people, sit in
CF | the middle of the room. On the south wall is a swinging door that
CF | leads to the kitchen, and on the east wall a double door to the living
CF | room. Through a French door on the west wall you can see the front
CF | yard.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "unlock french door"
CF ] dining room23:26
CF | >
CF | > UNLOCK FRENCH DOOR
CF |
CF | Okeh, the French door is now unlocked.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] dining room23:27
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | Too bad, but the French door is closed.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open it"
CF ] dining room23:28
CF | >
CF | > OPEN IT
CF |
CF | Okeh, the French door is now open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] front yard23:29
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (front yard)
CF | You are in the front yard of the Linder property. Most of the space is
CF | occupied by a kitchen garden full of vegetables and herbs. A wooden
CF | fence surrounds the yard on the west and north sides. To the east is
CF | the house, with a French door and two windows. To the south is a gate
CF | that leads to the front porch.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open gate"
CF ] front yard23:30
CF | >
CF | > OPEN GATE
CF |
CF | Okeh, the front gate is now open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] front porch23:31
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (front porch)
CF | The front porch is in an alcove, sheltered from the weather by the
CF | walls and overhanging roof. A yellowish electric light hangs near the
CF | closed front door to the east, giving you a dim view of the driveway
CF | to the south and the front yard behind a gate to the north.
CF | The gate is open. A door bell glows at you, almost daring you to ring
CF | it.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] driveway23:32
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (driveway)
CF | The driveway, paved with peastone, runs from the entrance at the south
CF | end in a curve to a two-car garage at the east end. North of you is
CF | the front porch, the entrance to the house.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] driveway entrance23:33
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (driveway entrance)
CF | You are standing at the foot of the driveway, the entrance to the
CF | Linder property. The entire lot is screened from the street and the
CF | neighbors by a wooden fence, except on the east side, which fronts on
CF | dense bamboo woods. The house looks like a mixture of a California
CF | bungalow and East Asian influences. From here you can see the driveway
CF | leading north and, beyond that, the front door.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] driveway entrance23:34
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | A wooden fence blocks your way.
CF | Out of the blue, one of the coroner's men runs up to you and says, "We
CF | just removed the body. Haven't time to chat. Busy night at the morgue!
CF | Carry on, Detective." Then Duffy appears, saying, "I'm glad they
CF | finally showed up! When I called, they seemed very busy. I think I
CF | should go along and make sure they give this autopsy top priority. See
CF | you later!" They head for the street.
CF |
CF | > MoyTravis says, "Welp if there was anything on the body I guess we missed it."
Knight_Otu says, "I did search it."
MoyTravis says, "Oh, I missed it then."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] side yard23:35
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (side yard)
CF | This is a little-used side yard, hidden from the street by the fence.
CF | The back yard lies to the east and the driveway to the west.
CF | You notice a fresh row of foot prints going from the back yard to the
CF | driveway.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "x prints"
CF ] side yard23:35
CF | >
CF | > X PRINTS
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but the word "x" is not in the vocabulary that you can use.)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine prints"
CF ] side yard23:36
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE PRINTS
CF |
CF | The prints are lined up in an even row, as if made by a careful
CF | walker.
CF |
CF | > DavidW) Alice says, "People come and go so quickly here!"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] office path23:37
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (office path)
CF | You are on a path made of stepping stones, which leads from the back
CF | gate at the south to Linder's office at the north. In the east you can
CF | see a thick woods. To the west is the side yard.
CF | There's a muddy handgun here.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine handgun"
CF ] office path23:38
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE HANDGUN
CF |
CF | The gun is muddy from the ground, but you can see it's just a cheap
CF | low-quality handgun.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "I think we're all out of evidence bags."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "get it"
CF ] office path23:39
CF | >
CF | > GET IT
CF |
CF | You are now carrying the muddy handgun.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] office path23:40
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | You would probably get lost in the woods.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] office porch23:41
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (office porch)
CF | You are standing on a small concrete slab outside Linder's office. A
CF | sign between the door and the window reads "PACIFIC TRADE ASSOCIATES".
CF | To the north is a tidy lawn, extending east to the edge of the woods.
CF | A path of stepping stones leads south to the back gate.
CF | You notice some fresh foot prints heading east.
CF |
CF | > DavidW asks, "analyze it?"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "analyze handgun"
CF ] office porch23:42
CF | >
CF | > ANALYZE HANDGUN
CF |
CF | Don't you remember? Duffy went in the ambulance to the Coroner's
CF | office. You'll have to wait for him to return.
CF |
CF | > DavidW says, "ah"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine prints"
CF ] office porch23:43
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE PRINTS
CF |
CF | The prints are uneven and widely spaced, as if made by someone
CF | running.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] office porch23:44
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | You would probably get lost in the woods.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] back yard23:45
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (back yard)
CF | You are on a neatly manicured lawn, east of Monica's bedroom. The lawn
CF | extends east to the edge of the woods. From here you can go to a rock
CF | garden in the north or the entrance to Linder's office in the south.
CF | There's a door into the house, and a window.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] rock garden23:46
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (rock garden)
CF | This is a rock garden in the Japanese style, east of Linder's bedroom.
CF | A few smooth round boulders lie partly buried in a bed of gravel,
CF | which is carefully raked to be reminiscent of flowing water. A
CF | sequence of smaller rocks forms a zig-zag path from the bedroom door
CF | to the south edge of the garden, where the lawn begins. There's a door
CF | into the house, and a couple of windows.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] rock garden23:47
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | A wooden fence blocks your way.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] rock garden23:48
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | Too bad, but the back door is closed.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "unlock back door"
CF ] rock garden23:49
CF | >
CF | > UNLOCK BACK DOOR
CF |
CF | Okeh, the back door is now unlocked.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open it"
CF ] rock garden23:50
CF | >
CF | > OPEN IT
CF |
CF | Okeh, the back door is now open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] Linder's bedroom23:51
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (Linder's bedroom)
CF | The bedroom is elegant but not tidy. A four-poster bed, chair and
CF | dresser, made of teak and mahogany, look hand-crafted. There are doors
CF | on the west and south walls, and a door and window to the east look
CF | outside. Clothes and newspapers are scattered about. It seems that
CF | Linder missed the woman's touch.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "x window"
CF ] Linder's bedroom23:51
CF | >
CF | > X WINDOW
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but the word "x" is not in the vocabulary that you can use.)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine window"
CF ] Linder's bedroom23:52
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE WINDOW
CF |
CF | The window is a simple wooden sash, locked tight against the cold.
CF | There's some sort of electric relay on one edge, with white wires
CF | attached.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] bathroom23:53
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (bathroom)
CF | This room has only a large cabinet with counter, sink and mirror. On
CF | the counter are a shaver, toothpaste, and so on. The tub and toilet
CF | must be in separate rooms. There are doors on all four walls: the one
CF | to the north looks like redwood, the one to the south like cedar, and
CF | the other two like ordinary doors.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] Monica's bedroom23:54
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (Monica's bedroom)
CF | On one side is a modern-style bed, with piles of well-thumbed
CF | detective stories stacked on the table beside it. Opposite the bed is
CF | a long dressing table that seems to serve also as desk and workbench.
CF | In the corner sits a small table for a portable phonograph and
CF | records, and a book case with more books and pulps. Movie posters
CF | cover the walls. A handsome door with cedar veneer leads north, and a
CF | door and window face outside.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] hallway23:55
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF | Monica is to the south, heading toward the south.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway23:56
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This hallway seems to run the length of the house, from the garage at
CF | the south end to the living room at the north. There is enough warm
CF | yellow light flooding from the living room for you to see a few doors
CF | on each side of the hall.
CF | Monica, off to the south, ducks into a room to the east.
CF |
CF | You barely hear a bell ring in the distance.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway23:57
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the south end of a hallway that runs the length of the house.
CF | At the far end, to the north, you can see the living room; immediately
CF | to the south is a door. Other doors on both sides lead to other rooms.
CF | To the north Mr. Phong enters the hallway from the west.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] office23:58
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (office)
CF | This is obviously the office of Mr. Linder's company, Pacific Trade
CF | Associates. At the west end of the office, a massive desk of teak and
CF | mahogany faces toward the window. It has no drawers, but the top is
CF | covered with piles of letters, some newspapers, a telephone, and
CF | various souvenirs from the Far East.
CF | Behind it is a large ornately-carved chair, like a cruiser escorting a
CF | battle ship. A simple wooden chair, polished smooth by visitors,
CF | flanks the desk on the other side. On the north wall is a lounge,
CF | upholstered in green velvet and a bit lumpy, with a framed wood-block
CF | picture hanging over it. On the outside wall, next to a door and
CF | window, stands a grandfather clock, ticking relentlessly. A file
CF | cabinet stands in the corner.
CF | The door to the interior hallway is open.
CF | Monica is here, biting her nails.
CF | The file cabinet contains:
CF | a lot of business papers
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "talk to monica"
CF ] office23:58
CF | >
CF | > TALK TO MONICA
CF |
CF | Monica is listening.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about freeman"
CF ] office23:59
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT FREEMAN
CF |
CF | "What can I say? He was my father, a hard-working, clever man."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about stiles"
CF ] office00:00
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT STILES
CF |
CF | "That bastard who killed Dad? I'd spit in his face if it was worth the
CF | trouble."
CF | Suddenly Phong appears and says, "You rang?"
CF | Monica says, "Yes, Phong, I was testing a new twist on the household
CF | wiring that I thought of during the film."
CF | The clock chimes 12 times to mark the hour.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "x wires"
CF ] office00:00
CF | >
CF | > X WIRES
CF |
CF | (I don't know the word "x".)
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "I'll never learn."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine wires"
CF ] office00:01
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE WIRES
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the pair of green wires.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask phong about wires"
CF ] office00:02
CF | >
CF | > ASK PHONG ABOUT WIRES
CF |
CF | "Oh, I guess that's part of the burglar alarm."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask phong about putty"
CF ] office00:03
CF | >
CF | > ASK PHONG ABOUT PUTTY
CF |
CF | "Oh, I guess that's part of the burglar alarm."
CF | Inscrutably, Phong turns to leave. "If you need me again, just ring."
CF | Mr. Phong heads off to the west.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about wires"
CF ] office00:04
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT WIRES
CF |
CF | "Oh, uh, that's part of a timed lock I set up for the office."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about lock"
CF ] office00:05
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT LOCK
CF |
CF | "I don't know anything about it, shamus."
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Ahem."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about timed lock"
CF ] office00:05
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT TIMED LOCK
CF |
CF | (You don't need to use the word "timed" to solve this mystery.)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about white wires"
CF ] office00:06
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT WHITE WIRES
CF |
CF | "That alarm system is another of the features I've put in this house.
CF | You probably know the kind of low-life that would try to break in
CF | here."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about green wires"
CF ] office00:07
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT GREEN WIRES
CF |
CF | "Oh, uh, that's part of a timed lock I set up for the office."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about black wires"
CF ] office00:08
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT BLACK WIRES
CF |
CF | "That bell system is just one of the features I've put in this house.
CF | Beyond your imagination, probably."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "unlock clock"
CF ] office00:09
CF | >
CF | > UNLOCK CLOCK
CF |
CF | You don't have the right key.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about putty"
CF ] office00:10
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT PUTTY
CF |
CF | "Oh, uh, that's part of a timed lock I set up for the office."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "get putty"
CF ] office00:11
CF | >
CF | > GET PUTTY
CF |
CF | You are now carrying the chunk of putty.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "get wires"
CF ] office00:12
CF | >
CF | > GET WIRES
CF |
CF | You can't. They're stuck tight.
CF |
CF | > DavidW says, "It's like putty in your hands."
Knight_Otu says, "I'm surprised."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine putty"
CF ] office00:13
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE PUTTY
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the chunk of putty.
CF |
CF | > DavidW says, "that might be a bug"
Knight_Otu says, "Maybe."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] hallway00:14
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the south end of a hallway that runs the length of the house.
CF | At the far end, to the north, you can see the living room; immediately
CF | to the south is a door. Other doors on both sides lead to other rooms.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "unlock garage door"
CF ] hallway00:15
CF | >
CF | > UNLOCK GARAGE DOOR
CF |
CF | Okeh, the garage door is now unlocked.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open it"
CF ] hallway00:16
CF | >
CF | > OPEN IT
CF |
CF | Okeh, the garage door is now open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] garage00:17
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (garage)
CF | The garage, like a car port, has no door to keep the cars in. Doors
CF | lead north and east. The walls are decorated with spare tires and
CF | things. One car is a sporty red MG convertible. The other car is a
CF | dark blue Bentley 3.5-liter sedan.
CF | Lying on the ground is what appears to be a ticket stub.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine stub"
CF ] garage00:18
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE STUB
CF |
CF |
CF | #570716
CF |
CF | BIJOU THEATRE
CF |
CF | ADMIT ONE
CF |
CF | 25 CENTS
CF |
CF | -^-^-^-^-^-^-
CF |
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "get it"
CF ] garage00:19
CF | >
CF | > GET IT
CF |
CF | You are now carrying the ticket stub.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] garage00:20
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | Too bad, but the workshop door is closed.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open workshop door"
CF ] garage00:21
CF | >
CF | > OPEN WORKSHOP DOOR
CF |
CF | You'll have to unlock it first.
CF |
CF | > DavidW says, "imagine going to the movies on 25 cents"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "unlock it"
CF ] garage00:22
CF | >
CF | > UNLOCK IT
CF |
CF | Okeh, the workshop door is now unlocked.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open it"
CF ] garage00:23
CF | >
CF | > OPEN IT
CF |
CF | Okeh, the workshop door is now open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] workshop00:24
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (workshop)
CF | This room is a well-equipped workshop. Besides the usual sort of
CF | tools, the place is full of mechanical and electrical parts and
CF | supplies: switches, relays, spools of colored wire, and so on. One
CF | wall holds the main electric board and a home-made junction box with
CF | more wires going in and out than you can shake a stick at. The only
CF | door is the one you came in.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine board"
CF ] workshop00:24
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE BOARD
CF |
CF | (You don't need to use the word "board" to solve this mystery.)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine electric board"
CF ] workshop00:24
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE ELECTRIC BOARD
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but the word "board" is not in the vocabulary that you can
CF | use.)
CF |
CF | > DavidW says, "try the box"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine main"
CF ] workshop00:24
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE MAIN
CF |
CF | (You don't need to use the word "main" to solve this mystery.)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine box"
CF ] workshop00:25
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE BOX
CF |
CF | There's a snarl of colored wires, relays, pilot lights, and stuff that
CF | only an engineer could admire.
CF |
CF | > DavidW asks, "open it?"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open it"
CF ] workshop00:26
CF | >
CF | > OPEN IT
CF |
CF | You'd have to be more clever to do that to the junction box.
CF |
CF | > DavidW asks, "search it?"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "search it"
CF ] workshop00:27
CF | >
CF | > SEARCH IT
CF |
CF | You find nothing unusual.
CF |
CF | > DavidW says, "hmph"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] garage00:28
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (garage)
CF | The garage, like a car port, has no door to keep the cars in. Doors
CF | lead north and east. The walls are decorated with spare tires and
CF | things. One car is a sporty red MG convertible. The other car is a
CF | dark blue Bentley 3.5-liter sedan.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine sedan"
CF ] garage00:29
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE SEDAN
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the blue sedan.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open it"
CF ] garage00:30
CF | >
CF | > OPEN IT
CF |
CF | You'd have to be more clever to do that to the blue sedan.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine convertible"
CF ] garage00:31
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE CONVERTIBLE
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the red sport car.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] driveway00:32
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (driveway)
CF | The driveway, paved with peastone, runs from the entrance at the south
CF | end in a curve to a two-car garage at the east end. North of you is
CF | the front porch, the entrance to the house.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] front porch00:33
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (front porch)
CF | The front porch is in an alcove, sheltered from the weather by the
CF | walls and overhanging roof. A yellowish electric light hangs near the
CF | closed front door to the east, giving you a dim view of the driveway
CF | to the south and the front yard behind a gate to the north.
CF | The gate is open. A door bell glows at you, almost daring you to ring
CF | it.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "unlock front door"
CF ] front porch00:34
CF | >
CF | > UNLOCK FRONT DOOR
CF |
CF | Okeh, the front door is now unlocked.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open it"
CF ] front porch00:35
CF | >
CF | > OPEN IT
CF |
CF | Okeh, the front door is now open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] entry00:36
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (entry)
CF | Here in the entry is a small Shinto shrine, with a hanging scroll and
CF | an arrangement of flowers, as well as a coat closet and a platform for
CF | storing shoes. You can see a hallway to the east. The front door, on
CF | the west wall, is open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine platform"
CF ] entry00:37
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE PLATFORM
CF |
CF | Several pairs of shoes are in a row, ready for inspection. One pair of
CF | boots would not pass.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine boots"
CF ] entry00:38
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE BOOTS
CF |
CF | They're just ordinary gardening boots, with some fresh adobe mud
CF | around the bottom.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "get them"
CF ] entry00:39
CF | >
CF | > GET THEM
CF |
CF | You are now carrying the pair of muddy boots.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine closet"
CF ] entry00:40
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE CLOSET
CF |
CF | You open the closet and find a bunch of stylish clothes, but nothing
CF | in your size.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu asks, "Are we a detective, or a game show contestant?"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] hallway00:41
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This hallway seems to run the length of the house, from the garage at
CF | the south end to the living room at the north. There is enough warm
CF | yellow light flooding from the living room for you to see a few doors
CF | on each side of the hall.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway00:42
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway00:43
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the north end of the central hallway. Just to the north, you
CF | can see warm yellow light in the living room.
CF | Without warning, Duffy comes running up to you and says, "I just got
CF | back from the morgue. The coroner concluded that Linder died of a
CF | single small-caliber bullet through the heart. And here's something
CF | peculiar: there were no traceable rifle marks on the bullet."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "analyze gun"
CF ] hallway00:43
CF | >
CF | > ANALYZE GUN
CF |
CF | (Which gun do you mean, the muddy handgun or the snub-nosed Colt?)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "muddy"
CF ] hallway00:44
CF | >
CF | > MUDDY
CF |
CF | Sergeant Duffy, quiet as a mouse, walks up and takes the muddy handgun
CF | from you. "I'll return soon with the results," he says, and leaves as
CF | silently as he came.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] hallway00:45
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | You can't go that way.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] living room00:46
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (living room)
CF | A huge fieldstone fireplace on the south wall holds a blazing fire,
CF | filling the living room with warmth and light. Grouped in front of the
CF | fire are a glass-topped coffee table and a rattan davenport and club
CF | chair, with cushions covered in a print showing bamboo plants in the
CF | style of Japanese brush-painting. A lamp with a printed shade and a
CF | telephone sit on the table.
CF | On the north wall are a liquor cabinet and a console radio made of
CF | light-colored wood. The radio is playing. A single door in the east
CF | wall is open, and at the west end of the room is a double door.
CF | Stiles is fastened to the davenport, looking sullen.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] Linder's bedroom00:47
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (Linder's bedroom)
CF | The bedroom is elegant but not tidy. A four-poster bed, chair and
CF | dresser, made of teak and mahogany, look hand-crafted. There are doors
CF | on the west and south walls, and a door and window to the east look
CF | outside. Clothes and newspapers are scattered about. It seems that
CF | Linder missed the woman's touch.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] living room00:48
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (living room)
CF | A huge fieldstone fireplace on the south wall holds a blazing fire,
CF | filling the living room with warmth and light. Grouped in front of the
CF | fire are a glass-topped coffee table and a rattan davenport and club
CF | chair, with cushions covered in a print showing bamboo plants in the
CF | style of Japanese brush-painting. A lamp with a printed shade and a
CF | telephone sit on the table.
CF | On the north wall are a liquor cabinet and a console radio made of
CF | light-colored wood. The radio is playing. A single door in the east
CF | wall is open, and at the west end of the room is a double door.
CF | Stiles is fastened to the davenport, looking sullen.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] dining room00:49
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (dining room)
CF | A table and benches, built out of blond wood for six people, sit in
CF | the middle of the room. On the south wall is a swinging door that
CF | leads to the kitchen, and on the east wall a double door to the living
CF | room. Through a French door on the west wall you can see the front
CF | yard.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] kitchen00:50
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (kitchen)
CF | The Linder kitchen is full of electric appliances: range and hood,
CF | refrigerator, mixer, toaster, clock, and so on. Several white steel
CF | cabinets make for plenty of storage space. To the north is the dining
CF | room, to the east the hall.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] hallway00:51
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the north end of the central hallway. Just to the north, you
CF | can see warm yellow light in the living room.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway00:52
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] Monica's bedroom00:53
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (Monica's bedroom)
CF | On one side is a modern-style bed, with piles of well-thumbed
CF | detective stories stacked on the table beside it. Opposite the bed is
CF | a long dressing table that seems to serve also as desk and workbench.
CF | In the corner sits a small table for a portable phonograph and
CF | records, and a book case with more books and pulps. Movie posters
CF | cover the walls. A handsome door with cedar veneer leads north, and a
CF | door and window face outside.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] hallway00:54
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] butler's room00:55
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (butler's room)
CF | This is the bedroom of the butler, Mr. Phong, and is very simply
CF | furnished. A single bed, flanked by bare wooden end tables, sits below
CF | a closed window on the west end of the room. The floor is hardwood,
CF | with no rug. The only exit is a door to the east, which is open.
CF | Another door, now closed, must lead to a private bathroom.
CF | Phong is lying on the bed, reading a book.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask phong about boots"
CF ] butler's room00:56
CF | >
CF | > ASK PHONG ABOUT BOOTS
CF |
CF | "Those are my gardening boots. They're muddy because, while you were
CF | in the office, I thought I heard a noise outside and went out to
CF | investigate."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask phong about monica"
CF ] butler's room00:57
CF | >
CF | > ASK PHONG ABOUT MONICA
CF |
CF | "She's an intelligent girl. Mr. Linder is very proud of her, but I
CF | think she acts too much like a man. She really muffed it this time."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] hallway00:58
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF | Monica heads off to the east.
CF | Monica slams shut her bedroom doors.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway00:59
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This hallway seems to run the length of the house, from the garage at
CF | the south end to the living room at the north. There is enough warm
CF | yellow light flooding from the living room for you to see a few doors
CF | on each side of the hall.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway01:00
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the south end of a hallway that runs the length of the house.
CF | At the far end, to the north, you can see the living room; immediately
CF | to the south is a door. Other doors on both sides lead to other rooms.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "wait"
CF ] hallway01:10
CF | >
CF | > WAIT
CF |
CF | Time passes...
CF | Suddenly, Sergeant Duffy returns with the muddy handgun. For a moment
CF | you muse on his almost magical appearances. "The gun has recently been
CF | fired, and it contains traces of cheap gun powder." With that, he
CF | leaves, handing you the muddy handgun as he whisks away.
CF | (1:10 a.m.) Do you want to keep waiting? (Answer YES or NO.) >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "no"
CF ] hallway01:10
CF | (1:10 a.m.) Do you want to keep waiting? (Answer YES or NO.) >
CF | > NO
CF |
CF | It's now 1:10 a.m.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] garage01:11
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (garage)
CF | The garage, like a car port, has no door to keep the cars in. Doors
CF | lead north and east. The walls are decorated with spare tires and
CF | things. One car is a sporty red MG convertible. The other car is a
CF | dark blue Bentley 3.5-liter sedan.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] driveway01:12
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (driveway)
CF | The driveway, paved with peastone, runs from the entrance at the south
CF | end in a curve to a two-car garage at the east end. North of you is
CF | the front porch, the entrance to the house.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] driveway entrance01:13
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (driveway entrance)
CF | You are standing at the foot of the driveway, the entrance to the
CF | Linder property. The entire lot is screened from the street and the
CF | neighbors by a wooden fence, except on the east side, which fronts on
CF | dense bamboo woods. The house looks like a mixture of a California
CF | bungalow and East Asian influences. From here you can see the driveway
CF | leading north and, beyond that, the front door.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] side yard01:14
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (side yard)
CF | This is a little-used side yard, hidden from the street by the fence.
CF | The back yard lies to the east and the driveway to the west.
CF | Fresh foot prints go here and there in the yard.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "analyze prints"
CF ] side yard01:15
CF | >
CF | > ANALYZE PRINTS
CF |
CF | There are too many foot prints here now.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "analyze boots"
CF ] side yard01:16
CF | >
CF | > ANALYZE BOOTS
CF |
CF | Sergeant Duffy, quiet as a mouse, walks up and takes the pair of muddy
CF | boots from you. "I'll return soon with the results," he says, and
CF | leaves as silently as he came.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "wait"
CF ] side yard01:26
CF | >
CF | > WAIT
CF |
CF | Time passes...
CF | It's now 1:26 a.m.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "wait"
CF ] side yard01:34
CF | >
CF | > WAIT
CF |
CF | Time passes...
CF | Suddenly, Sergeant Duffy appears, holding the pair of muddy boots
CF | carefully in his hands. His quiet efficiency is impressive. "I'm
CF | sorry," he begins, "but the lab found nothing interesting." With that,
CF | he leaves, handing you the pair of muddy boots as he whisks away.
CF | (1:34 a.m.) Do you want to keep waiting? (Answer YES or NO.) >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "no"
CF ] side yard01:34
CF | (1:34 a.m.) Do you want to keep waiting? (Answer YES or NO.) >
CF | > NO
CF |
CF | It's now 1:34 a.m.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] office path01:35
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (office path)
CF | You are on a path made of stepping stones, which leads from the back
CF | gate at the south to Linder's office at the north. In the east you can
CF | see a thick woods. To the west is the side yard.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] office porch01:36
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (office porch)
CF | You are standing on a small concrete slab outside Linder's office. A
CF | sign between the door and the window reads "PACIFIC TRADE ASSOCIATES".
CF | To the north is a tidy lawn, extending east to the edge of the woods.
CF | A path of stepping stones leads south to the back gate.
CF | Fresh foot prints head east.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "analyze prints"
CF ] office porch01:37
CF | >
CF | > ANALYZE PRINTS
CF |
CF | Sgt. Duffy appears with his kit for casting with plaster of Paris. He
CF | quickly makes a cast of the foot prints and hands it to you, saying "I
CF | hope you find this as useful as it is heavy."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "i"
CF ] office porch01:38
CF | >
CF | > I
CF |
CF | You are carrying:
CF | a back-yard cast
CF | a pair of muddy boots
CF | a muddy handgun
CF | a ticket stub
CF | a chunk of putty
CF | a set of house keys
CF | a threatening note
CF | a telegram
CF | a pair of handcuffs
CF | a snub-nosed Colt
CF | a match book
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "x cast"
CF ] office porch01:38
CF | >
CF | > X CAST
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but the program doesn't recognize the word "x".)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine cast"
CF ] office porch01:39
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE CAST
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the back-yard cast.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "compare cast with boots"
CF ] office porch01:40
CF | >
CF | > COMPARE CAST WITH BOOTS
CF |
CF | The boots don't seem to match the foot prints that you found in the
CF | back yard.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "unlock door"
CF ] office porch01:41
CF | >
CF | > UNLOCK DOOR
CF |
CF | Okeh, the back door is now unlocked.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open it"
CF ] office porch01:42
CF | >
CF | > OPEN IT
CF |
CF | Okeh, the back door is now open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] office01:43
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (office)
CF | This is obviously the office of Mr. Linder's company, Pacific Trade
CF | Associates. At the west end of the office, a massive desk of teak and
CF | mahogany faces toward the window. It has no drawers, but the top is
CF | covered with piles of letters, some newspapers, a telephone, and
CF | various souvenirs from the Far East.
CF | Behind it is a large ornately-carved chair, like a cruiser escorting a
CF | battle ship. A simple wooden chair, polished smooth by visitors,
CF | flanks the desk on the other side. On the north wall is a lounge,
CF | upholstered in green velvet and a bit lumpy, with a framed wood-block
CF | picture hanging over it. On the outside wall, next to a door and
CF | window, stands a grandfather clock, ticking relentlessly. A file
CF | cabinet stands in the corner.
CF | The door to the interior hallway is open.
CF | The door leading outside is open.
CF | The file cabinet contains:
CF | a lot of business papers
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] hallway01:44
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the south end of a hallway that runs the length of the house.
CF | At the far end, to the north, you can see the living room; immediately
CF | to the south is a door. Other doors on both sides lead to other rooms.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway01:45
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This hallway seems to run the length of the house, from the garage at
CF | the south end to the living room at the north. There is enough warm
CF | yellow light flooding from the living room for you to see a few doors
CF | on each side of the hall.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] entry01:46
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (entry)
CF | Here in the entry is a small Shinto shrine, with a hanging scroll and
CF | an arrangement of flowers, as well as a coat closet and a platform for
CF | storing shoes. You can see a hallway to the east. The front door, on
CF | the west wall, is open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine platform"
CF ] entry01:47
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE PLATFORM
CF |
CF | Several pairs of shoes are in a row, ready for inspection.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] hallway01:48
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This hallway seems to run the length of the house, from the garage at
CF | the south end to the living room at the north. There is enough warm
CF | yellow light flooding from the living room for you to see a few doors
CF | on each side of the hall.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway01:49
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. The
CF | door to the west is open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open east door"
CF ] hallway01:49
CF | >
CF | > OPEN EAST DOOR
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but you can't use the word "east" in that sense.)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] hallway01:50
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | Too bad, but the bedroom door is closed.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open bedroom door"
CF ] hallway01:51
CF | >
CF | > OPEN BEDROOM DOOR
CF |
CF | Okeh, the bedroom door is now open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] Monica's bedroom01:52
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (Monica's bedroom)
CF | On one side is a modern-style bed, with piles of well-thumbed
CF | detective stories stacked on the table beside it. Opposite the bed is
CF | a long dressing table that seems to serve also as desk and workbench.
CF | In the corner sits a small table for a portable phonograph and
CF | records, and a book case with more books and pulps. Movie posters
CF | cover the walls. A handsome door with cedar veneer leads north, and a
CF | door and window face outside.
CF | Monica is lying on her bed, softly sobbing.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "x monica"
CF ] Monica's bedroom01:52
CF | >
CF | > X MONICA
CF |
CF | (You don't need to use the word "x" to solve this mystery.)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine monica"
CF ] Monica's bedroom01:53
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE MONICA
CF |
CF | She is a woman in her mid-twenties. Her grey eyes flash, emphasizing
CF | her dark waved hair and light but effective make-up. She wears a navy
CF | Rayon blouse, tan slacks, and tan pumps with Cuban heels. She acts as
CF | though you were a masher who just gave her a whistle.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "compare pumps with cast"
CF ] Monica's bedroom01:53
CF | >
CF | > COMPARE PUMPS WITH CAST
CF |
CF | (You don't need to use the word "pumps" to solve this mystery.)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "compare heels with cast"
CF ] Monica's bedroom01:53
CF | >
CF | > COMPARE HEELS WITH CAST
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but the word "heels" is not in the vocabulary that you can
CF | use.)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] Monica's bedroom01:54
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | Too bad, but the cedar door is closed.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] hallway01:55
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway01:56
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the north end of the central hallway. Just to the north, you
CF | can see warm yellow light in the living room.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] living room01:57
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (living room)
CF | A huge fieldstone fireplace on the south wall holds a blazing fire,
CF | filling the living room with warmth and light. Grouped in front of the
CF | fire are a glass-topped coffee table and a rattan davenport and club
CF | chair, with cushions covered in a print showing bamboo plants in the
CF | style of Japanese brush-painting. A lamp with a printed shade and a
CF | telephone sit on the table.
CF | On the north wall are a liquor cabinet and a console radio made of
CF | light-colored wood. The radio is playing. A single door in the east
CF | wall is open, and at the west end of the room is a double door.
CF | Stiles is fastened to the davenport, yawning and trying not to doze
CF | off.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "x stiles"
CF ] living room01:57
CF | >
CF | > X STILES
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but the word "x" is not in the vocabulary that you can use.)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine stiles"
CF ] living room01:58
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE STILES
CF |
CF | The young man looks you straight in the eye but says nothing. He looks
CF | like a gigolo trying to imitate a university professor. His blond wavy
CF | hair almost sparkles, like Pacific surf at night, but his recent panic
CF | has left it dangling to one side. His hot blue eyes reveal his
CF | curiosity and uncertainty about you.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "compare stiles with cast"
CF ] living room01:59
CF | >
CF | > COMPARE STILES WITH CAST
CF |
CF | They're not a bit alike.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway02:00
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the north end of the central hallway. Just to the north, you
CF | can see warm yellow light in the living room.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway02:01
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] butler's room02:02
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (butler's room)
CF | This is the bedroom of the butler, Mr. Phong, and is very simply
CF | furnished. A single bed, flanked by bare wooden end tables, sits below
CF | a closed window on the west end of the room. The floor is hardwood,
CF | with no rug. The only exit is a door to the east, which is open.
CF | Another door, now closed, must lead to a private bathroom.
CF | Phong is lying on the bed, reading a book.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "compare phong with cast"
CF ] butler's room02:03
CF | >
CF | > COMPARE PHONG WITH CAST
CF |
CF | They're not a bit alike.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] hallway02:04
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] Monica's bedroom02:05
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (Monica's bedroom)
CF | On one side is a modern-style bed, with piles of well-thumbed
CF | detective stories stacked on the table beside it. Opposite the bed is
CF | a long dressing table that seems to serve also as desk and workbench.
CF | In the corner sits a small table for a portable phonograph and
CF | records, and a book case with more books and pulps. Movie posters
CF | cover the walls. A handsome door with cedar veneer leads north, and a
CF | door and window face outside.
CF | Monica is lying on her bed, softly sobbing.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "compare monica with cast"
CF ] Monica's bedroom02:06
CF | >
CF | > COMPARE MONICA WITH CAST
CF |
CF | They're not a bit alike.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "compare me with cast"
CF ] Monica's bedroom02:07
CF | >
CF | > COMPARE ME WITH CAST
CF |
CF | They're not a bit alike.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "We're closing in on the 3 hour mark."
DavidW says, "I'm sorry I wasn't much help today."
DavidW says, "You guys discovered a lot of stuff, though."
Knight_Otu says, "To be honest, it doesn't feel like I did, but thanks."
MoyTravis says, "It sure is an old-style game."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "save"
CF | >
CF | > SAVE
CF | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "cfwitnesswaypastmidnight"
CF ] Monica's bedroom02:07
CF | > SAVEO.K.
CF |
CF | >
*** SESSION TWO ***
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "l"
CF ] Monica's bedroom02:08
CF | >
CF | > L
CF |
CF | (Monica's bedroom)
CF | On one side is a modern-style bed, with piles of well-thumbed
CF | detective stories stacked on the table beside it. Opposite the bed is
CF | a long dressing table that seems to serve also as desk and workbench.
CF | In the corner sits a small table for a portable phonograph and
CF | records, and a book case with more books and pulps. Movie posters
CF | cover the walls. A handsome door with cedar veneer leads north, and a
CF | door and window face outside.
CF | Monica is lying on her bed, softly sobbing.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "In retrospect, this was a bad spot to park the protagonist for a week."
DavidW says, "If the father is already dead, I'm sure that must be wrong."
Jacqueline says, "So, your character has just been sitting there watching this poor woman cry for a week? Dang."
Jade says, "please, the title of the game."
Jacqueline says, "Witness"
Knight_Otu says, "I didn't really see any ability to change that, but who knows."
Jade says, "thanks"
DavidW says, "oh. Maybe we were supposed to see him die, then. That's dark."
Knight_Otu says, "It seems he engineered his own death to put blame on the lover of his late wive, who we suspect was murdered."
DavidW says, "But it does suggest that Monica here is the murderer, rewiring the clock and butler button so the clock shoots a bullet when the button is pushed."
DavidW says, "And she's somehow trying to frame this other guy that the wife was seeing."
Jacqueline slips out quietly, whispering, "See you all soon. Good luck."
Jacqueline waves.
Knight_Otu says, "She did something with the wiring, that is certain, but it seemed with the security system rather than the butler button."
Knight_Otu waves back.
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] hallway02:09
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "i"
CF ] hallway02:10
CF | >
CF | > I
CF |
CF | You are carrying:
CF | a back-yard cast
CF | a pair of muddy boots
CF | a muddy handgun
CF | a ticket stub
CF | a chunk of putty
CF | a set of house keys
CF | a threatening note
CF | a telegram
CF | a pair of handcuffs
CF | a snub-nosed Colt
CF | a match book
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "x handgun"
CF ] hallway02:10
CF | >
CF | > X HANDGUN
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but the word "x" is not in the vocabulary that you can use.)
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Gr."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine handgun"
CF ] hallway02:11
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE HANDGUN
CF |
CF | The gun is muddy from the ground, but you can see it's just a cheap
CF | low-quality handgun.
CF |
CF | > Jade says, "lol"
Knight_Otu says, "I keep doing this."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine putty"
CF ] hallway02:12
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE PUTTY
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the chunk of putty.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "analyze putty"
CF ] hallway02:13
CF | >
CF | > ANALYZE PUTTY
CF |
CF | Sergeant Duffy, quiet as a mouse, walks up and takes the chunk of
CF | putty from you. "I'll return soon with the results," he says, and
CF | leaves as silently as he came.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway02:14
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This hallway seems to run the length of the house, from the garage at
CF | the south end to the living room at the north. There is enough warm
CF | yellow light flooding from the living room for you to see a few doors
CF | on each side of the hall.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway02:15
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the south end of a hallway that runs the length of the house.
CF | At the far end, to the north, you can see the living room; immediately
CF | to the south is a door. Other doors on both sides lead to other rooms.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] office02:16
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (office)
CF | This is obviously the office of Mr. Linder's company, Pacific Trade
CF | Associates. At the west end of the office, a massive desk of teak and
CF | mahogany faces toward the window. It has no drawers, but the top is
CF | covered with piles of letters, some newspapers, a telephone, and
CF | various souvenirs from the Far East.
CF | Behind it is a large ornately-carved chair, like a cruiser escorting a
CF | battle ship. A simple wooden chair, polished smooth by visitors,
CF | flanks the desk on the other side. On the north wall is a lounge,
CF | upholstered in green velvet and a bit lumpy, with a framed wood-block
CF | picture hanging over it. On the outside wall, next to a door and
CF | window, stands a grandfather clock, ticking relentlessly. A file
CF | cabinet stands in the corner.
CF | The door to the interior hallway is open.
CF | The door leading outside is open.
CF | The file cabinet contains:
CF | a lot of business papers
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine clock"
CF ] office02:17
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE CLOCK
CF |
CF | This is a full-blown "grandfather" clock, seven feet tall, run by
CF | weights and regulated by a pendulum, whose dial shows day, date, and
CF | phase of the moon besides the time. According to the dial, today is
CF | Saturday the 19th, the moon is just past full, and the time is now
CF | 2:16 a.m. And you notice that the keyhole looks darker than normal.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine keyhole"
CF ] office02:18
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE KEYHOLE
CF |
CF | It's an impressive keyhole, wrapped in a fine brass escutcheon. There
CF | is some kind of powder around it.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Well."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine powder"
CF ] office02:19
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE POWDER
CF |
CF | It looks like cheap gunpowder.
CF |
CF | > DavidW says, "we never found the key to the clock. That may be gun powder."
Knight_Otu says, "The detective agrees."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open clock"
CF ] office02:20
CF | >
CF | > OPEN CLOCK
CF |
CF | You'll have to unlock it first.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "wait"
CF ] office02:30
CF | >
CF | > WAIT
CF |
CF | Time passes...
CF | The clock chimes once to mark the half hour.
CF | It's now 2:30 a.m.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] hallway02:31
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the south end of a hallway that runs the length of the house.
CF | At the far end, to the north, you can see the living room; immediately
CF | to the south is a door. Other doors on both sides lead to other rooms.
CF | Suddenly, Sergeant Duffy appears, holding the chunk of putty carefully
CF | in his hands. His quiet efficiency is impressive. "The putty contained
CF | traces of the explosive cordite." With that, he leaves, handing you
CF | the chunk of putty as he whisks away.
CF |
CF | > DavidW asks, "Can you take the powder as evidence?"
Knight_Otu says, "Maybe we can analyze it."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] office02:32
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (office)
CF | This is obviously the office of Mr. Linder's company, Pacific Trade
CF | Associates. At the west end of the office, a massive desk of teak and
CF | mahogany faces toward the window. It has no drawers, but the top is
CF | covered with piles of letters, some newspapers, a telephone, and
CF | various souvenirs from the Far East.
CF | Behind it is a large ornately-carved chair, like a cruiser escorting a
CF | battle ship. A simple wooden chair, polished smooth by visitors,
CF | flanks the desk on the other side. On the north wall is a lounge,
CF | upholstered in green velvet and a bit lumpy, with a framed wood-block
CF | picture hanging over it. On the outside wall, next to a door and
CF | window, stands a grandfather clock, ticking relentlessly. A file
CF | cabinet stands in the corner.
CF | The door to the interior hallway is open.
CF | The door leading outside is open.
CF | The file cabinet contains:
CF | a lot of business papers
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "analyze powder"
CF ] office02:33
CF | >
CF | > ANALYZE POWDER
CF |
CF | Sergeant Duffy, quiet as a mouse, walks up and takes the sample of
CF | powder from you. "I'll return soon with the results," he says, and
CF | leaves as silently as he came.
CF |
CF | > DavidW says, "huh, Duffy said the putty was explosive."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] hallway02:34
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the south end of a hallway that runs the length of the house.
CF | At the far end, to the north, you can see the living room; immediately
CF | to the south is a door. Other doors on both sides lead to other rooms.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway02:35
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This hallway seems to run the length of the house, from the garage at
CF | the south end to the living room at the north. There is enough warm
CF | yellow light flooding from the living room for you to see a few doors
CF | on each side of the hall.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway02:36
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway02:37
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the north end of the central hallway. Just to the north, you
CF | can see warm yellow light in the living room.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] living room02:38
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (living room)
CF | A huge fieldstone fireplace on the south wall holds a blazing fire,
CF | filling the living room with warmth and light. Grouped in front of the
CF | fire are a glass-topped coffee table and a rattan davenport and club
CF | chair, with cushions covered in a print showing bamboo plants in the
CF | style of Japanese brush-painting. A lamp with a printed shade and a
CF | telephone sit on the table.
CF | On the north wall are a liquor cabinet and a console radio made of
CF | light-colored wood. The radio is playing. A single door in the east
CF | wall is open, and at the west end of the room is a double door.
CF | Stiles is fastened to the davenport, yawning and trying not to doze
CF | off.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask stiles about butler"
CF ] living room02:39
CF | >
CF | > ASK STILES ABOUT BUTLER
CF |
CF | "I couldn't help you if I wanted to."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask stiles about handgun"
CF ] living room02:40
CF | >
CF | > ASK STILES ABOUT HANDGUN
CF |
CF | "I've never seen it before. Anyhow, I don't like guns."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask stiles about escape"
CF ] living room02:40
CF | >
CF | > ASK STILES ABOUT ESCAPE
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but the program doesn't recognize the word "escape".)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask stiles about duffy"
CF ] living room02:41
CF | >
CF | > ASK STILES ABOUT DUFFY
CF |
CF | Sergeant Duffy ran off to the lab on an errand for you. You'll have to
CF | wait for him to return.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Surely Stiles has an opinion without the person around, game."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask stiles about stiles"
CF ] living room02:42
CF | >
CF | > ASK STILES ABOUT STILES
CF |
CF | "There's not much to tell. I'm a writer, but that doesn't take you far
CF | these days. So I do some film work on the side. Some day my agent will
CF | wise up and find me a decent publisher."
CF |
CF | > Jade says, "time goes by... and doesn't come back"
Knight_Otu says, "I'm not quite afraid anymore that there's a time limit, but I guess that possibility still looms."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask stiles about explosive"
CF ] living room02:43
CF | >
CF | > ASK STILES ABOUT EXPLOSIVE
CF |
CF | "I was just walking up to Linder's office when there was this
CF | explosion and the window fell apart. 'Holy jumping catfish!' I
CF | thought, 'Someone took a shot at me!' So I ran to the gate, but it was
CF | locked. The only way out I could see was through the woods."
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Hm."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway02:44
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the north end of the central hallway. Just to the north, you
CF | can see warm yellow light in the living room.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway02:45
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] butler's room02:46
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (butler's room)
CF | This is the bedroom of the butler, Mr. Phong, and is very simply
CF | furnished. A single bed, flanked by bare wooden end tables, sits below
CF | a closed window on the west end of the room. The floor is hardwood,
CF | with no rug. The only exit is a door to the east, which is open.
CF | Another door, now closed, must lead to a private bathroom.
CF | Phong is lying on the bed, reading a book.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask phong about explosive"
CF ] butler's room02:47
CF | >
CF | > ASK PHONG ABOUT EXPLOSIVE
CF |
CF | "I was in the kitchen and heard a sound like a gunshot, so I ran to
CF | the office and found you and Mr. Linder. You were closer to it than I
CF | was."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask phong about putty"
CF ] butler's room02:48
CF | >
CF | > ASK PHONG ABOUT PUTTY
CF |
CF | "Oh, I guess that's part of the burglar alarm."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] hallway02:49
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway02:50
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This hallway seems to run the length of the house, from the garage at
CF | the south end to the living room at the north. There is enough warm
CF | yellow light flooding from the living room for you to see a few doors
CF | on each side of the hall.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway02:51
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the south end of a hallway that runs the length of the house.
CF | At the far end, to the north, you can see the living room; immediately
CF | to the south is a door. Other doors on both sides lead to other rooms.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] garage02:52
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (garage)
CF | The garage, like a car port, has no door to keep the cars in. Doors
CF | lead north and east. The walls are decorated with spare tires and
CF | things. One car is a sporty red MG convertible. The other car is a
CF | dark blue Bentley 3.5-liter sedan.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] workshop02:53
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (workshop)
CF | This room is a well-equipped workshop. Besides the usual sort of
CF | tools, the place is full of mechanical and electrical parts and
CF | supplies: switches, relays, spools of colored wire, and so on. One
CF | wall holds the main electric board and a home-made junction box with
CF | more wires going in and out than you can shake a stick at. The only
CF | door is the one you came in.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "x supplies"
CF ] workshop02:53
CF | >
CF | > X SUPPLIES
CF |
CF | (I don't know the word "x".)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine supplies"
CF ] workshop02:53
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE SUPPLIES
CF |
CF | (You don't need to use the word "supplies" to solve this mystery.)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine switches"
CF ] workshop02:53
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE SWITCHES
CF |
CF | (I don't know the word "switches".)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "wait"
CF ] workshop03:01
CF | >
CF | > WAIT
CF |
CF | Time passes...
CF | Suddenly, Sergeant Duffy seems to arrive from nowhere, holding the
CF | sample of powder in his hands. "The powder is gun powder, as I
CF | suspected. I put it in a cellophane envelope for you." With that, he
CF | leaves, handing you the sample of powder as he whisks away.
CF | (3:01 a.m.) Do you want to keep waiting? (Answer YES or NO.) >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "no"
CF ] workshop03:01
CF | (3:01 a.m.) Do you want to keep waiting? (Answer YES or NO.) >
CF | > NO
CF |
CF | It's now 3:01 a.m.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "analyze box"
CF ] workshop03:02
CF | >
CF | > ANALYZE BOX
CF |
CF | Sergeant Duffy appears with a puzzled look on his face. "With all
CF | respect, I don't think I can take THAT to the laboratory! I'll be
CF | nearby if you need me." He leaves, shaking his head slowly.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "You also couldn't bring the footprints to the lab, but you made it work."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] garage03:03
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (garage)
CF | The garage, like a car port, has no door to keep the cars in. Doors
CF | lead north and east. The walls are decorated with spare tires and
CF | things. One car is a sporty red MG convertible. The other car is a
CF | dark blue Bentley 3.5-liter sedan.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway03:04
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the south end of a hallway that runs the length of the house.
CF | At the far end, to the north, you can see the living room; immediately
CF | to the south is a door. Other doors on both sides lead to other rooms.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway03:05
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This hallway seems to run the length of the house, from the garage at
CF | the south end to the living room at the north. There is enough warm
CF | yellow light flooding from the living room for you to see a few doors
CF | on each side of the hall.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway03:06
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] Monica's bedroom03:07
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (Monica's bedroom)
CF | On one side is a modern-style bed, with piles of well-thumbed
CF | detective stories stacked on the table beside it. Opposite the bed is
CF | a long dressing table that seems to serve also as desk and workbench.
CF | In the corner sits a small table for a portable phonograph and
CF | records, and a book case with more books and pulps. Movie posters
CF | cover the walls. A handsome door with cedar veneer leads north, and a
CF | door and window face outside.
CF | Monica is lying on her bed, softly sobbing.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about explosive"
CF ] Monica's bedroom03:08
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT EXPLOSIVE
CF |
CF | "I don't know anything about it, shamus."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "show putty to her"
CF ] Monica's bedroom03:09
CF | >
CF | > SHOW PUTTY TO HER
CF |
CF | "Oh, uh, that's part of a timed lock I set up for the office."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "x putty"
CF ] Monica's bedroom03:09
CF | >
CF | > X PUTTY
CF |
CF | (You don't need to use the word "x" to solve this mystery.)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine putty"
CF ] Monica's bedroom03:10
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE PUTTY
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the chunk of putty.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "It would be nice to have the analysis reports somewhere in the game."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "show putty to her"
CF ] Monica's bedroom03:11
CF | >
CF | > SHOW PUTTY TO HER
CF |
CF | "Oh, uh, that's part of a timed lock I set up for the office."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "show powder to her"
CF ] Monica's bedroom03:12
CF | >
CF | > SHOW POWDER TO HER
CF |
CF | "You seem to have discovered Dad's little plot to frighten Stiles.
CF | Sure, I helped set it up for him. But I don't know what went wrong. He
CF | wasn't supposed to die!" Her lower lip is quivering.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask her about plot"
CF ] Monica's bedroom03:12
CF | >
CF | > ASK HER ABOUT PLOT
CF |
CF | (You don't need to use the word "plot" to solve this mystery.)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] hallway03:13
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] butler's room03:14
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (butler's room)
CF | This is the bedroom of the butler, Mr. Phong, and is very simply
CF | furnished. A single bed, flanked by bare wooden end tables, sits below
CF | a closed window on the west end of the room. The floor is hardwood,
CF | with no rug. The only exit is a door to the east, which is open.
CF | Another door, now closed, must lead to a private bathroom.
CF | Phong is lying on the bed, reading a book.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "show powder to phong"
CF ] butler's room03:15
CF | >
CF | > SHOW POWDER TO PHONG
CF |
CF | "I might as well tell you: Mr. Linder concocted this scheme to
CF | frighten Stiles, and he got Monica and me to help him. But he was
CF | supposed to be only wounded, not killed!"
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] hallway03:16
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway03:17
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the north end of the central hallway. Just to the north, you
CF | can see warm yellow light in the living room.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] living room03:18
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (living room)
CF | A huge fieldstone fireplace on the south wall holds a blazing fire,
CF | filling the living room with warmth and light. Grouped in front of the
CF | fire are a glass-topped coffee table and a rattan davenport and club
CF | chair, with cushions covered in a print showing bamboo plants in the
CF | style of Japanese brush-painting. A lamp with a printed shade and a
CF | telephone sit on the table.
CF | On the north wall are a liquor cabinet and a console radio made of
CF | light-colored wood. The radio is playing. A single door in the east
CF | wall is open, and at the west end of the room is a double door.
CF | Stiles is fastened to the davenport, yawning and trying not to doze
CF | off.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "show powder to stiles"
CF ] living room03:19
CF | >
CF | > SHOW POWDER TO STILES
CF |
CF | "That has nothing to do with me."
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu asks, "I mean, technically it does?"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway03:20
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the north end of the central hallway. Just to the north, you
CF | can see warm yellow light in the living room.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway03:21
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] Monica's bedroom03:22
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (Monica's bedroom)
CF | On one side is a modern-style bed, with piles of well-thumbed
CF | detective stories stacked on the table beside it. Opposite the bed is
CF | a long dressing table that seems to serve also as desk and workbench.
CF | In the corner sits a small table for a portable phonograph and
CF | records, and a book case with more books and pulps. Movie posters
CF | cover the walls. A handsome door with cedar veneer leads north, and a
CF | door and window face outside.
CF | Monica is lying on her bed, softly sobbing.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about clock key"
CF ] Monica's bedroom03:23
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT CLOCK KEY
CF |
CF | Monica looks confused. "I don't know anything about any clock key!"
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about key"
CF ] Monica's bedroom03:24
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT KEY
CF |
CF | "Phong keeps the house keys. Ask him."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] hallway03:25
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] butler's room03:26
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (butler's room)
CF | This is the bedroom of the butler, Mr. Phong, and is very simply
CF | furnished. A single bed, flanked by bare wooden end tables, sits below
CF | a closed window on the west end of the room. The floor is hardwood,
CF | with no rug. The only exit is a door to the east, which is open.
CF | Another door, now closed, must lead to a private bathroom.
CF | Phong is lying on the bed, reading a book.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about clock key"
CF ] butler's room03:27
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT CLOCK KEY
CF |
CF | Monica looks confused. "I don't know anything about any clock key!"
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Oops."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask phong about clock key"
CF ] butler's room03:28
CF | >
CF | > ASK PHONG ABOUT CLOCK KEY
CF |
CF | Mr. Phong looks confused. "I don't know anything about any clock key!"
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask phong about clock"
CF ] butler's room03:29
CF | >
CF | > ASK PHONG ABOUT CLOCK
CF |
CF | Mr. Phong doesn't seem to know about that.
CF |
CF | > DavidW says, "I suppose it's not called 'clock key' but something else."
Knight_Otu says, "Yeah."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask phong about grandfather clock"
CF ] butler's room03:30
CF | >
CF | > ASK PHONG ABOUT GRANDFATHER CLOCK
CF |
CF | "I might as well tell you: Mr. Linder concocted this scheme to
CF | frighten Stiles, and he got Monica and me to help him. But he was
CF | supposed to be only wounded, not killed!"
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] hallway03:31
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] Monica's bedroom03:32
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (Monica's bedroom)
CF | On one side is a modern-style bed, with piles of well-thumbed
CF | detective stories stacked on the table beside it. Opposite the bed is
CF | a long dressing table that seems to serve also as desk and workbench.
CF | In the corner sits a small table for a portable phonograph and
CF | records, and a book case with more books and pulps. Movie posters
CF | cover the walls. A handsome door with cedar veneer leads north, and a
CF | door and window face outside.
CF | Monica is lying on her bed, softly sobbing.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about grandfather clock"
CF ] Monica's bedroom03:33
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT GRANDFATHER CLOCK
CF |
CF | "You seem to have discovered Dad's little plot to frighten Stiles.
CF | Sure, I helped set it up for him. But I don't know what went wrong. He
CF | wasn't supposed to die!" Her lower lip is quivering.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "I suppose we could in theory arrest the two for this plot going awry already, but somethng tells me it's not that easy."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] Monica's bedroom03:34
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | Too bad, but the cedar door is closed.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] hallway03:35
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway03:36
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This hallway seems to run the length of the house, from the garage at
CF | the south end to the living room at the north. There is enough warm
CF | yellow light flooding from the living room for you to see a few doors
CF | on each side of the hall.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway03:37
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the south end of a hallway that runs the length of the house.
CF | At the far end, to the north, you can see the living room; immediately
CF | to the south is a door. Other doors on both sides lead to other rooms.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] storage closet03:38
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (storage closet)
CF | This is a little-used storage closet containing odds and ends of no
CF | interest whatsoever. The exit is to the east.
CF | A broom is standing in the corner.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine broom"
CF ] storage closet03:39
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE BROOM
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the broom.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "get it"
CF ] storage closet03:40
CF | >
CF | > GET IT
CF |
CF | Too bad, but the chunk of putty slips from your arms while you are
CF | taking the broom, and both tumble to the floor.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "I should have expected this."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "i"
CF ] storage closet03:41
CF | >
CF | > I
CF |
CF | You are carrying:
CF | a sample of powder
CF | a back-yard cast
CF | a pair of muddy boots
CF | a muddy handgun
CF | a ticket stub
CF | a set of house keys
CF | a threatening note
CF | a telegram
CF | a pair of handcuffs
CF | a snub-nosed Colt
CF | a match book
CF |
CF | > Roger says, "just pop that putty in your mouth for a bit"
Jade says, "Incredible"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "get putty"
CF ] storage closet03:42
CF | >
CF | > GET PUTTY
CF |
CF | Too bad, but the back-yard cast slips from your arms while you are
CF | taking the chunk of putty, and both tumble to the floor.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "shoot everything"
CF ] storage closet03:42
CF | >
CF | > SHOOT EVERYTHING
CF |
CF | (You don't need to use the word "everything" to solve this mystery.)
CF |
CF | > DavidW says, "You've got an inventory limit I guess."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "analyze match book"
CF ] storage closet03:43
CF | >
CF | > ANALYZE MATCH BOOK
CF |
CF | Sergeant Duffy, quiet as a mouse, walks up and takes the match book
CF | from you. "I'll return soon with the results," he says, and leaves as
CF | silently as he came.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Yeah."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "l"
CF ] storage closet03:44
CF | >
CF | > L
CF |
CF | (storage closet)
CF | This is a little-used storage closet containing odds and ends of no
CF | interest whatsoever. The exit is to the east.
CF | There's a chunk of putty here.
CF | There's a back-yard cast here.
CF | A broom is standing in the corner.
CF |
CF | > Jade says, "it seems so"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "get putty"
CF ] storage closet03:45
CF | >
CF | > GET PUTTY
CF |
CF | Too bad, but the pair of muddy boots slips from your arms while you
CF | are taking the chunk of putty, and both tumble to the floor.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "sleep"
CF ] storage closet03:45
CF | >
CF | > SLEEP
CF |
CF | (I don't know the word "sleep".)
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "But it is rather sudden that we lose two items and still can't get one back."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "get putty"
CF ] storage closet03:46
CF | >
CF | > GET PUTTY
CF |
CF | You are now carrying the chunk of putty.
CF |
CF | > Roger says, "can we wear the boots around"
Knight_Otu says, "I guess Duffy slipping us the analyzed item back circumvents the inventory limit."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "wear boots"
CF ] storage closet03:46
CF | >
CF | > WEAR BOOTS
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but the word "wear" is not in the vocabulary that you can
CF | use.)
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "It would have been odd to wear the evidence."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "l"
CF ] storage closet03:47
CF | >
CF | > L
CF |
CF | (storage closet)
CF | This is a little-used storage closet containing odds and ends of no
CF | interest whatsoever. The exit is to the east.
CF | There's a pair of muddy boots here.
CF | There's a back-yard cast here.
CF | A broom is standing in the corner.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] hallway03:48
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the south end of a hallway that runs the length of the house.
CF | At the far end, to the north, you can see the living room; immediately
CF | to the south is a door. Other doors on both sides lead to other rooms.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] office03:49
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (office)
CF | This is obviously the office of Mr. Linder's company, Pacific Trade
CF | Associates. At the west end of the office, a massive desk of teak and
CF | mahogany faces toward the window. It has no drawers, but the top is
CF | covered with piles of letters, some newspapers, a telephone, and
CF | various souvenirs from the Far East.
CF | Behind it is a large ornately-carved chair, like a cruiser escorting a
CF | battle ship. A simple wooden chair, polished smooth by visitors,
CF | flanks the desk on the other side. On the north wall is a lounge,
CF | upholstered in green velvet and a bit lumpy, with a framed wood-block
CF | picture hanging over it. On the outside wall, next to a door and
CF | window, stands a grandfather clock, ticking relentlessly. A file
CF | cabinet stands in the corner.
CF | The door to the interior hallway is open.
CF | The door leading outside is open.
CF | The file cabinet contains:
CF | a lot of business papers
CF |
CF | > Jade says, "We can always store some items in a room as the closet."
Knight_Otu says, "True."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine lounge"
CF ] office03:50
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE LOUNGE
CF |
CF | There's nothing on the lounge.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine lump"
CF ] office03:50
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE LUMP
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but the word "lump" is not in the vocabulary that you can
CF | use.)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "i"
CF ] office03:51
CF | >
CF | > I
CF |
CF | You are carrying:
CF | a chunk of putty
CF | a sample of powder
CF | a muddy handgun
CF | a ticket stub
CF | a set of house keys
CF | a threatening note
CF | a telegram
CF | a pair of handcuffs
CF | a snub-nosed Colt
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine papers"
CF ] office03:52
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE PAPERS
CF |
CF | You look quickly through the files but find nothing suspicious, so you
CF | decide to leave them alone.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine picture"
CF ] office03:53
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE PICTURE
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the picture.
CF |
CF | > DavidW asks, "I doh't suppose we've seen Monica's purse anywhere?"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine letters"
CF ] office03:54
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE LETTERS
CF |
CF | You go through the stuff on the desk and find nothing of interest.
CF |
CF | > DavidW asks, "Does she have one?"
Knight_Otu says, "I don't think we've seen one."
DavidW asks, "She has a car. Have we been in it?"
Knight_Otu says, "I think we tried opening them."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] hallway03:55
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the south end of a hallway that runs the length of the house.
CF | At the far end, to the north, you can see the living room; immediately
CF | to the south is a door. Other doors on both sides lead to other rooms.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] garage03:56
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (garage)
CF | The garage, like a car port, has no door to keep the cars in. Doors
CF | lead north and east. The walls are decorated with spare tires and
CF | things. One car is a sporty red MG convertible. The other car is a
CF | dark blue Bentley 3.5-liter sedan.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open sedan"
CF ] garage03:57
CF | >
CF | > OPEN SEDAN
CF |
CF | You'd have to be more clever to do that to the blue sedan.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "enter sedan"
CF ] garage03:58
CF | >
CF | > ENTER SEDAN
CF |
CF | The doors are locked.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "enter sports"
CF ] garage03:58
CF | >
CF | > ENTER SPORTS
CF |
CF | (You don't need to use the word "sports" to solve this mystery.)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "enter convertible"
CF ] garage03:59
CF | >
CF | > ENTER CONVERTIBLE
CF |
CF | The doors are locked.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "unlock sedan"
CF ] garage04:00
CF | >
CF | > UNLOCK SEDAN
CF |
CF | You don't have the right key.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway04:01
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the south end of a hallway that runs the length of the house.
CF | At the far end, to the north, you can see the living room; immediately
CF | to the south is a door. Other doors on both sides lead to other rooms.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway04:02
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This hallway seems to run the length of the house, from the garage at
CF | the south end to the living room at the north. There is enough warm
CF | yellow light flooding from the living room for you to see a few doors
CF | on each side of the hall.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about sedan"
CF ] hallway04:03
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT SEDAN
CF |
CF | Monica isn't here!
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway04:04
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] Monica's bedroom04:05
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (Monica's bedroom)
CF | On one side is a modern-style bed, with piles of well-thumbed
CF | detective stories stacked on the table beside it. Opposite the bed is
CF | a long dressing table that seems to serve also as desk and workbench.
CF | In the corner sits a small table for a portable phonograph and
CF | records, and a book case with more books and pulps. Movie posters
CF | cover the walls. A handsome door with cedar veneer leads north, and a
CF | door and window face outside.
CF | Monica is lying on her bed, softly sobbing.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about sedan"
CF ] Monica's bedroom04:06
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT SEDAN
CF |
CF | "I don't know anything about it, shamus."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about convertible"
CF ] Monica's bedroom04:07
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT CONVERTIBLE
CF |
CF | "I don't know anything about it, shamus."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about car keys"
CF ] Monica's bedroom04:08
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT CAR KEYS
CF |
CF | Monica looks confused. "I don't know anything about any car keys!"
CF | Suddenly, Sergeant Duffy seems to arrive from nowhere, holding the
CF | match book in his hands. "The ink is ordinary Waterman blue-black. The
CF | lab can't tell much else without a certified handwriting sample on
CF | file." With that, he leaves, handing you the match book as he whisks
CF | away.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "analyze note"
CF ] Monica's bedroom04:09
CF | >
CF | > ANALYZE NOTE
CF |
CF | Sergeant Duffy, quiet as a mouse, walks up and takes the threatening
CF | note from you. "I'll return soon with the results," he says, and
CF | leaves as silently as he came.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] hallway04:10
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] butler's room04:11
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (butler's room)
CF | This is the bedroom of the butler, Mr. Phong, and is very simply
CF | furnished. A single bed, flanked by bare wooden end tables, sits below
CF | a closed window on the west end of the room. The floor is hardwood,
CF | with no rug. The only exit is a door to the east, which is open.
CF | Another door, now closed, must lead to a private bathroom.
CF | Phong is lying on the bed, reading a book.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask phong about car keys"
CF ] butler's room04:12
CF | >
CF | > ASK PHONG ABOUT CAR KEYS
CF |
CF | Mr. Phong looks confused. "I don't know anything about any car keys!"
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask phong about cars"
CF ] butler's room04:12
CF | >
CF | > ASK PHONG ABOUT CARS
CF |
CF | (I don't know the word "cars".)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask phong about sedan"
CF ] butler's room04:13
CF | >
CF | > ASK PHONG ABOUT SEDAN
CF |
CF | Mr. Phong doesn't seem to know about that.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask phong about convertible"
CF ] butler's room04:14
CF | >
CF | > ASK PHONG ABOUT CONVERTIBLE
CF |
CF | Mr. Phong doesn't seem to know about that.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Hrm."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] hallway04:15
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] Monica's bedroom04:16
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (Monica's bedroom)
CF | On one side is a modern-style bed, with piles of well-thumbed
CF | detective stories stacked on the table beside it. Opposite the bed is
CF | a long dressing table that seems to serve also as desk and workbench.
CF | In the corner sits a small table for a portable phonograph and
CF | records, and a book case with more books and pulps. Movie posters
CF | cover the walls. A handsome door with cedar veneer leads north, and a
CF | door and window face outside.
CF | Monica is lying on her bed, softly sobbing.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine desk"
CF ] Monica's bedroom04:17
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE DESK
CF |
CF | This table is pretty messy. Anyone but Monica would have a tough time
CF | finding anything on it.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine bookcase"
CF ] Monica's bedroom04:18
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE BOOKCASE
CF |
CF | Good idea! But one important book isn't in the book case.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about bookcase"
CF ] Monica's bedroom04:19
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT BOOKCASE
CF |
CF | "I don't know anything about it, shamus. And I'm really getting tired
CF | of your questions."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "look behind bookcase"
CF ] Monica's bedroom04:20
CF | >
CF | > LOOK BEHIND BOOKCASE
CF |
CF | There's nothing behind the book case.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] hallway04:21
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway04:22
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the north end of the central hallway. Just to the north, you
CF | can see warm yellow light in the living room.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] living room04:23
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (living room)
CF | A huge fieldstone fireplace on the south wall holds a blazing fire,
CF | filling the living room with warmth and light. Grouped in front of the
CF | fire are a glass-topped coffee table and a rattan davenport and club
CF | chair, with cushions covered in a print showing bamboo plants in the
CF | style of Japanese brush-painting. A lamp with a printed shade and a
CF | telephone sit on the table.
CF | On the north wall are a liquor cabinet and a console radio made of
CF | light-colored wood. The radio is playing. A single door in the east
CF | wall is open, and at the west end of the room is a double door.
CF | Stiles is fastened to the davenport, yawning and trying not to doze
CF | off.
CF |
CF | > Jade asks, "odd, is this a clue?"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] Linder's bedroom04:24
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (Linder's bedroom)
CF | The bedroom is elegant but not tidy. A four-poster bed, chair and
CF | dresser, made of teak and mahogany, look hand-crafted. There are doors
CF | on the west and south walls, and a door and window to the east look
CF | outside. Clothes and newspapers are scattered about. It seems that
CF | Linder missed the woman's touch.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "I would hope so, but I have no idea what it means."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine newspapers"
CF ] Linder's bedroom04:25
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE NEWSPAPERS
CF |
CF | You go through the stuff in the room and find nothing of interest.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine chair"
CF ] Linder's bedroom04:26
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE CHAIR
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the chair.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] bathroom04:27
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (bathroom)
CF | This room has only a large cabinet with counter, sink and mirror. On
CF | the counter are a shaver, toothpaste, and so on. The tub and toilet
CF | must be in separate rooms. There are doors on all four walls: the one
CF | to the north looks like redwood, the one to the south like cedar, and
CF | the other two like ordinary doors.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open door"
CF ] bathroom04:27
CF | >
CF | > OPEN DOOR
CF |
CF | (Which door do you mean, the cedar door, the redwood door, the toilet
CF | door, or the tub door?)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "toilet"
CF ] bathroom04:28
CF | >
CF | > TOILET
CF |
CF | It's already open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] bathroom04:29
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | Too bad, but the tub door is closed.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] toilet room04:30
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (toilet room)
CF | This is a separate room for a toilet only.
CF |
CF | >
DavidW says, "I suppose there'a a gap in the books where How to Murder Your Parents and Get Away With It used to be."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] toilet room04:31
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | You can't go that way.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "That is a possibility."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open tub door"
CF ] toilet room04:31
CF | >
CF | > OPEN TUB DOOR
CF |
CF | (You can't see any tub door here!)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] bathroom04:32
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (bathroom)
CF | This room has only a large cabinet with counter, sink and mirror. On
CF | the counter are a shaver, toothpaste, and so on. The tub and toilet
CF | must be in separate rooms. There are doors on all four walls: the one
CF | to the north looks like redwood, the one to the south like cedar, and
CF | the other two like ordinary doors.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open tub door"
CF ] bathroom04:33
CF | >
CF | > OPEN TUB DOOR
CF |
CF | Okeh, the tub door is now open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] tub room04:34
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (tub room)
CF | This is a separate room, completely lined with tile, for bathing in
CF | the Japanese style. On one side is a shower head and drain, where you
CF | could wash away surface dirt. On the other side is a deep tub, to be
CF | filled with steaming water up to your neck. Potted plants give the
CF | room a tropical air. A window looks over the rock garden outside, and
CF | a door leads west.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine shower"
CF ] tub room04:35
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE SHOWER
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the shower.
CF |
CF | > DavidW asks, "Dig in the pot?"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine plants"
CF ] tub room04:36
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE PLANTS
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the potted plants.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "dig pots"
CF ] tub room04:36
CF | >
CF | > DIG POTS
CF |
CF | (I don't know the word "pots".)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "dig pot"
CF ] tub room04:36
CF | >
CF | > DIG POT
CF |
CF | (You don't need to use the word "pot" to solve this mystery.)
CF |
CF | > DavidW says, "Keys are sometimes hidden in potted plants."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "dig plants"
CF ] tub room04:37
CF | >
CF | > DIG PLANTS
CF |
CF | You find nothing unusual.
CF | Suddenly, Sergeant Duffy returns with the threatening note. For a
CF | moment you muse on his almost magical appearances. "The ink is
CF | ordinary Waterman blue-black. The lab can't tell much else without a
CF | certified handwriting sample on file." With that, he leaves, handing
CF | you the threatening note as he whisks away.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "i"
CF ] tub room04:38
CF | >
CF | > I
CF |
CF | You are carrying:
CF | a threatening note
CF | a match book
CF | a chunk of putty
CF | a sample of powder
CF | a muddy handgun
CF | a ticket stub
CF | a set of house keys
CF | a telegram
CF | a pair of handcuffs
CF | a snub-nosed Colt
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] bathroom04:39
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (bathroom)
CF | This room has only a large cabinet with counter, sink and mirror. On
CF | the counter are a shaver, toothpaste, and so on. The tub and toilet
CF | must be in separate rooms. There are doors on all four walls: the one
CF | to the north looks like redwood, the one to the south like cedar, and
CF | the other two like ordinary doors.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] Linder's bedroom04:40
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (Linder's bedroom)
CF | The bedroom is elegant but not tidy. A four-poster bed, chair and
CF | dresser, made of teak and mahogany, look hand-crafted. There are doors
CF | on the west and south walls, and a door and window to the east look
CF | outside. Clothes and newspapers are scattered about. It seems that
CF | Linder missed the woman's touch.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "search bed"
CF ] Linder's bedroom04:41
CF | >
CF | > SEARCH BED
CF |
CF | You find nothing unusual.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "look under bed"
CF ] Linder's bedroom04:42
CF | >
CF | > LOOK UNDER BED
CF |
CF | You twist your head to look under the four-poster bed but find
CF | nothing.
CF |
CF | > DavidW says, "Find a writing sample to analyze."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] living room04:43
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (living room)
CF | A huge fieldstone fireplace on the south wall holds a blazing fire,
CF | filling the living room with warmth and light. Grouped in front of the
CF | fire are a glass-topped coffee table and a rattan davenport and club
CF | chair, with cushions covered in a print showing bamboo plants in the
CF | style of Japanese brush-painting. A lamp with a printed shade and a
CF | telephone sit on the table.
CF | On the north wall are a liquor cabinet and a console radio made of
CF | light-colored wood. The radio is playing. A single door in the east
CF | wall is open, and at the west end of the room is a double door.
CF | Stiles is fastened to the davenport, yawning and trying not to doze
CF | off.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "I mean, yeah."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway04:44
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the north end of the central hallway. Just to the north, you
CF | can see warm yellow light in the living room.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway04:45
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF |
CF | > DavidW says, "Maybe we can learn who sent the note by handwriting analysis."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway04:46
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This hallway seems to run the length of the house, from the garage at
CF | the south end to the living room at the north. There is enough warm
CF | yellow light flooding from the living room for you to see a few doors
CF | on each side of the hall.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] hallway04:47
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | You can't go that way.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] entry04:48
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (entry)
CF | Here in the entry is a small Shinto shrine, with a hanging scroll and
CF | an arrangement of flowers, as well as a coat closet and a platform for
CF | storing shoes. You can see a hallway to the east. The front door, on
CF | the west wall, is open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] hallway04:49
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This hallway seems to run the length of the house, from the garage at
CF | the south end to the living room at the north. There is enough warm
CF | yellow light flooding from the living room for you to see a few doors
CF | on each side of the hall.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open door"
CF ] hallway04:49
CF | >
CF | > OPEN DOOR
CF |
CF | (You can't see any door here!)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway04:50
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the south end of a hallway that runs the length of the house.
CF | At the far end, to the north, you can see the living room; immediately
CF | to the south is a door. Other doors on both sides lead to other rooms.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] office04:51
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (office)
CF | This is obviously the office of Mr. Linder's company, Pacific Trade
CF | Associates. At the west end of the office, a massive desk of teak and
CF | mahogany faces toward the window. It has no drawers, but the top is
CF | covered with piles of letters, some newspapers, a telephone, and
CF | various souvenirs from the Far East.
CF | Behind it is a large ornately-carved chair, like a cruiser escorting a
CF | battle ship. A simple wooden chair, polished smooth by visitors,
CF | flanks the desk on the other side. On the north wall is a lounge,
CF | upholstered in green velvet and a bit lumpy, with a framed wood-block
CF | picture hanging over it. On the outside wall, next to a door and
CF | window, stands a grandfather clock, ticking relentlessly. A file
CF | cabinet stands in the corner.
CF | The door to the interior hallway is open.
CF | The door leading outside is open.
CF | The file cabinet contains:
CF | a lot of business papers
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine letters"
CF ] office04:52
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE LETTERS
CF |
CF | You go through the stuff on the desk and find nothing of interest.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "analyze letters"
CF ] office04:53
CF | >
CF | > ANALYZE LETTERS
CF |
CF | Sergeant Duffy appears with a puzzled look on his face. "With all
CF | respect, I don't think I can take THAT to the laboratory! I'll be
CF | nearby if you need me." He leaves, shaking his head slowly.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Now you're not even trying."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "analyze papers"
CF ] office04:54
CF | >
CF | > ANALYZE PAPERS
CF |
CF | Sergeant Duffy appears with a puzzled look on his face. "With all
CF | respect, I don't think I can take THAT to the laboratory! I'll be
CF | nearby if you need me." He leaves, shaking his head slowly.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "These are surely good hand-writing samples."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "search desk"
CF ] office04:55
CF | >
CF | > SEARCH DESK
CF |
CF | You find nothing unusual.
CF |
CF | > DavidW says, "I'm thinking a diary."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] hallway04:56
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the south end of a hallway that runs the length of the house.
CF | At the far end, to the north, you can see the living room; immediately
CF | to the south is a door. Other doors on both sides lead to other rooms.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] storage closet04:57
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (storage closet)
CF | This is a little-used storage closet containing odds and ends of no
CF | interest whatsoever. The exit is to the east.
CF | There's a pair of muddy boots here.
CF | There's a back-yard cast here.
CF | A broom is standing in the corner.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "i"
CF ] storage closet04:58
CF | >
CF | > I
CF |
CF | You are carrying:
CF | a threatening note
CF | a match book
CF | a chunk of putty
CF | a sample of powder
CF | a muddy handgun
CF | a ticket stub
CF | a set of house keys
CF | a telegram
CF | a pair of handcuffs
CF | a snub-nosed Colt
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "drop telegram, note, book, putty, handgun"
CF ] storage closet04:59
CF | >
CF | > DROP TELEGRAM, NOTE, BOOK, PUTTY, HANDGUN
CF |
CF | telegram: Okeh, the telegram is now on the floor.
CF | threatening note: Okeh, the threatening note is now on the floor.
CF | match book: Okeh, the match book is now on the floor.
CF | chunk of putty: Okeh, the chunk of putty is now on the floor.
CF | muddy handgun: Okeh, the muddy handgun is now on the floor.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "get broom"
CF ] storage closet05:00
CF | >
CF | > GET BROOM
CF |
CF | You are now carrying the broom.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] hallway05:01
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the south end of a hallway that runs the length of the house.
CF | At the far end, to the north, you can see the living room; immediately
CF | to the south is a door. Other doors on both sides lead to other rooms.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway05:02
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This hallway seems to run the length of the house, from the garage at
CF | the south end to the living room at the north. There is enough warm
CF | yellow light flooding from the living room for you to see a few doors
CF | on each side of the hall.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway05:03
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] Monica's bedroom05:04
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (Monica's bedroom)
CF | On one side is a modern-style bed, with piles of well-thumbed
CF | detective stories stacked on the table beside it. Opposite the bed is
CF | a long dressing table that seems to serve also as desk and workbench.
CF | In the corner sits a small table for a portable phonograph and
CF | records, and a book case with more books and pulps. Movie posters
CF | cover the walls. A handsome door with cedar veneer leads north, and a
CF | door and window face outside.
CF | Monica is lying on her bed, softly sobbing.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask monica about stub"
CF ] Monica's bedroom05:05
CF | >
CF | > ASK MONICA ABOUT STUB
CF |
CF | "That looks like my ticket stub. I didn't know I dropped it."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open cedar"
CF ] Monica's bedroom05:06
CF | >
CF | > OPEN CEDAR
CF |
CF | Okeh, the cedar door is now open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] bathroom05:07
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (bathroom)
CF | This room has only a large cabinet with counter, sink and mirror. On
CF | the counter are a shaver, toothpaste, and so on. The tub and toilet
CF | must be in separate rooms. There are doors on all four walls: the one
CF | to the north looks like redwood, the one to the south like cedar, and
CF | the other two like ordinary doors.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] Linder's bedroom05:08
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (Linder's bedroom)
CF | The bedroom is elegant but not tidy. A four-poster bed, chair and
CF | dresser, made of teak and mahogany, look hand-crafted. There are doors
CF | on the west and south walls, and a door and window to the east look
CF | outside. Clothes and newspapers are scattered about. It seems that
CF | Linder missed the woman's touch.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "sweep"
CF ] Linder's bedroom05:08
CF | >
CF | > SWEEP
CF |
CF | (I don't know the word "sweep".)
CF |
CF | > Jade says, "oh"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "clean"
CF ] Linder's bedroom05:08
CF | >
CF | > CLEAN
CF |
CF | (What do you want to clean?)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "room"
CF ] Linder's bedroom05:09
CF | >
CF | > ROOM
CF |
CF | "Cleanliness is next to Godliness," but in this case it seems to be
CF | next to Impossible.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "analyze stub"
CF ] Linder's bedroom05:10
CF | >
CF | > ANALYZE STUB
CF |
CF | Sergeant Duffy, quiet as a mouse, walks up and takes the ticket stub
CF | from you. "I'll return soon with the results," he says, and leaves as
CF | silently as he came.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "clean bed"
CF ] Linder's bedroom05:11
CF | >
CF | > CLEAN BED
CF |
CF | "Cleanliness is next to Godliness," but in this case it seems to be
CF | next to Impossible.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "clean under bed"
CF ] Linder's bedroom05:11
CF | >
CF | > CLEAN UNDER BED
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but English is my second language. Please rephrase that.)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] living room05:12
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (living room)
CF | A huge fieldstone fireplace on the south wall holds a blazing fire,
CF | filling the living room with warmth and light. Grouped in front of the
CF | fire are a glass-topped coffee table and a rattan davenport and club
CF | chair, with cushions covered in a print showing bamboo plants in the
CF | style of Japanese brush-painting. A lamp with a printed shade and a
CF | telephone sit on the table.
CF | On the north wall are a liquor cabinet and a console radio made of
CF | light-colored wood. The radio is playing. A single door in the east
CF | wall is open, and at the west end of the room is a double door.
CF | Stiles is fastened to the davenport, yawning and trying not to doze
CF | off.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine cabinet"
CF ] living room05:13
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE CABINET
CF |
CF | Too bad, but the liquor cabinet is closed.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "unlock it"
CF ] living room05:14
CF | >
CF | > UNLOCK IT
CF |
CF | It's already unlocked.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open it"
CF ] living room05:15
CF | >
CF | > OPEN IT
CF |
CF | You open the liquor cabinet and see a bottle of Scotch, and a bottle
CF | of Bourbon.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "I could hae sworn the cabinet was locked."
DavidW says, "Maybe you unlocked it last week."
Knight_Otu says, "Doen't look like there's anything important in here."
Jade says, "yes"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine lamp"
CF ] living room05:16
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE LAMP
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the lamp.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "listen to radio"
CF ] living room05:17
CF | >
CF | > LISTEN TO RADIO
CF |
CF | You can hardly avoid it. You spin the dial and find a program of
CF | classical music.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] dining room05:18
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (dining room)
CF | A table and benches, built out of blond wood for six people, sit in
CF | the middle of the room. On the south wall is a swinging door that
CF | leads to the kitchen, and on the east wall a double door to the living
CF | room. Through a French door on the west wall you can see the front
CF | yard.
CF |
CF | >
Jade has left.
Jade has arrived.
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] kitchen05:19
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (kitchen)
CF | The Linder kitchen is full of electric appliances: range and hood,
CF | refrigerator, mixer, toaster, clock, and so on. Several white steel
CF | cabinets make for plenty of storage space. To the north is the dining
CF | room, to the east the hall.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine cabinets"
CF ] kitchen05:20
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE CABINETS
CF |
CF | Too bad, but the cabinet is closed.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open it"
CF ] kitchen05:21
CF | >
CF | > OPEN IT
CF |
CF | You open the cabinet and see a set of silverware, a set of china, and
CF | a glass collection.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine silverware"
CF ] kitchen05:22
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE SILVERWARE
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the set of silverware.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine china"
CF ] kitchen05:23
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE CHINA
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the set of china.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine glass"
CF ] kitchen05:24
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE GLASS
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the glass collection.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine appliances"
CF ] kitchen05:25
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE APPLIANCES
CF |
CF | It's as modern as yesterday, like everything in the kitchen.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "open refrigerator"
CF ] kitchen05:26
CF | >
CF | > OPEN REFRIGERATOR
CF |
CF | You open the refrigerator and see a bunch of cold food.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine food"
CF ] kitchen05:26
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE FOOD
CF |
CF | (Which food do you mean, the bunch of cold food or the bunch of canned
CF | food?)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "cold"
CF ] kitchen05:27
CF | >
CF | > COLD
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the bunch of cold food.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine canned"
CF ] kitchen05:28
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE CANNED
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the bunch of canned food.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "close fridge"
CF ] kitchen05:29
CF | >
CF | > CLOSE FRIDGE
CF |
CF | Closed.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] dining room05:30
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (dining room)
CF | A table and benches, built out of blond wood for six people, sit in
CF | the middle of the room. On the south wall is a swinging door that
CF | leads to the kitchen, and on the east wall a double door to the living
CF | room. Through a French door on the west wall you can see the front
CF | yard.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] front yard05:31
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (front yard)
CF | You are in the front yard of the Linder property. Most of the space is
CF | occupied by a kitchen garden full of vegetables and herbs. A wooden
CF | fence surrounds the yard on the west and north sides. To the east is
CF | the house, with a French door and two windows. To the south is a gate
CF | that leads to the front porch.
CF | Suddenly, Sergeant Duffy seems to arrive from nowhere, holding the
CF | ticket stub in his hands. "I took the ticket stub to the movie
CF | theater, where they told me that it looked authentic to them, and the
CF | serial number proves that it was bought tonight." With that, he
CF | leaves, handing you the ticket stub as he whisks away.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "search garden"
CF ] front yard05:32
CF | >
CF | > SEARCH GARDEN
CF |
CF | You find nothing unusual.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "dig garden"
CF ] front yard05:33
CF | >
CF | > DIG GARDEN
CF |
CF | You find nothing unusual.
CF |
CF | > Knight_Otu says, "Of course, the ticket being bought today doesn't mean all that much."
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "i"
CF ] front yard05:34
CF | >
CF | > I
CF |
CF | You are carrying:
CF | a ticket stub
CF | a broom
CF | a sample of powder
CF | a set of house keys
CF | a pair of handcuffs
CF | a snub-nosed Colt
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine fence"
CF ] front yard05:35
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE FENCE
CF |
CF | This is a Japanese-style "shadow fence" made of wooden slats, opaque
CF | from most angles but designed to let breezes through.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] front porch05:36
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (front porch)
CF | The front porch is in an alcove, sheltered from the weather by the
CF | walls and overhanging roof. A yellowish electric light hangs near the
CF | open front door to the east, giving you a dim view of the driveway to
CF | the south and the front yard behind a gate to the north.
CF | The gate is open. A door bell glows at you, almost daring you to ring
CF | it.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine light"
CF ] front porch05:36
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE LIGHT
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but you can't use the word "light" in that sense.)
CF |
CF | > Jade says, "examine plants, search"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine door bell"
CF ] front porch05:37
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE DOOR BELL
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the door bell.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] front yard05:38
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (front yard)
CF | You are in the front yard of the Linder property. Most of the space is
CF | occupied by a kitchen garden full of vegetables and herbs. A wooden
CF | fence surrounds the yard on the west and north sides. To the east is
CF | the house, with a French door and two windows. To the south is a gate
CF | that leads to the front porch.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine plants"
CF ] front yard05:38
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE PLANTS
CF |
CF | (You can't see any potted plants here!)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine herbs"
CF ] front yard05:39
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE HERBS
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the kitchen garden.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] front porch05:40
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (front porch)
CF | The front porch is in an alcove, sheltered from the weather by the
CF | walls and overhanging roof. A yellowish electric light hangs near the
CF | open front door to the east, giving you a dim view of the driveway to
CF | the south and the front yard behind a gate to the north.
CF | The gate is open. A door bell glows at you, almost daring you to ring
CF | it.
CF |
CF | > Jade says, "I suspect it could be something under the pots"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine clock key"
CF ] front porch05:40
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE CLOCK KEY
CF |
CF | (You can't see any clock key here!)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine car key"
CF ] front porch05:40
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE CAR KEY
CF |
CF | (You can't see any car key here!)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine nonsense object"
CF ] front porch05:40
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE NONSENSE OBJECT
CF |
CF | (Sorry, but the word "nonsense" is not in the vocabulary that you can
CF | use.)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] entry05:41
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (entry)
CF | Here in the entry is a small Shinto shrine, with a hanging scroll and
CF | an arrangement of flowers, as well as a coat closet and a platform for
CF | storing shoes. You can see a hallway to the east. The front door, on
CF | the west wall, is open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "look behind scroll"
CF ] entry05:42
CF | >
CF | > LOOK BEHIND SCROLL
CF |
CF | There's nothing behind the scroll.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine flowers"
CF ] entry05:43
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE FLOWERS
CF |
CF | There's nothing special about the flower arrangement.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "look under it"
CF ] entry05:44
CF | >
CF | > LOOK UNDER IT
CF |
CF | There's nothing there but dust.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] hallway05:45
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This hallway seems to run the length of the house, from the garage at
CF | the south end to the living room at the north. There is enough warm
CF | yellow light flooding from the living room for you to see a few doors
CF | on each side of the hall.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway05:46
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] Monica's bedroom05:47
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (Monica's bedroom)
CF | On one side is a modern-style bed, with piles of well-thumbed
CF | detective stories stacked on the table beside it. Opposite the bed is
CF | a long dressing table that seems to serve also as desk and workbench.
CF | In the corner sits a small table for a portable phonograph and
CF | records, and a book case with more books and pulps. Movie posters
CF | cover the walls. A handsome door with cedar veneer leads north, and a
CF | door and window face outside.
CF | Monica is lying on her bed, softly sobbing.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] bathroom05:48
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (bathroom)
CF | This room has only a large cabinet with counter, sink and mirror. On
CF | the counter are a shaver, toothpaste, and so on. The tub and toilet
CF | must be in separate rooms. There are doors on all four walls: the one
CF | to the north looks like redwood, the one to the south like cedar, and
CF | the other two like ordinary doors.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] tub room05:49
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (tub room)
CF | This is a separate room, completely lined with tile, for bathing in
CF | the Japanese style. On one side is a shower head and drain, where you
CF | could wash away surface dirt. On the other side is a deep tub, to be
CF | filled with steaming water up to your neck. Potted plants give the
CF | room a tropical air. A window looks over the rock garden outside, and
CF | a door leads west.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "look under plants"
CF ] tub room05:50
CF | >
CF | > LOOK UNDER PLANTS
CF |
CF | There's nothing there but dust.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine drain"
CF ] tub room05:50
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE DRAIN
CF |
CF | (I don't know the word "drain".)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine tub"
CF ] tub room05:51
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE TUB
CF |
CF | Too bad, but the bathtub is empty.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "look under tub"
CF ] tub room05:52
CF | >
CF | > LOOK UNDER TUB
CF |
CF | You twist your head to look under the bathtub but find nothing.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] tub room05:53
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | You can't go that way.
CF |
CF | > Jade asks, "fii it?"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "fill tub"
CF ] tub room05:53
CF | >
CF | > FILL TUB
CF |
CF | (You don't need to use the word "fill" to solve this mystery.)
CF |
CF | > Jade says, "* fill"
Knight_Otu says, "Hm."
Knight_Otu says, "So much to see, so little that much is telling us."
Jade asks, "show items to all the people?"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] bathroom05:54
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (bathroom)
CF | This room has only a large cabinet with counter, sink and mirror. On
CF | the counter are a shaver, toothpaste, and so on. The tub and toilet
CF | must be in separate rooms. There are doors on all four walls: the one
CF | to the north looks like redwood, the one to the south like cedar, and
CF | the other two like ordinary doors.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] Monica's bedroom05:55
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (Monica's bedroom)
CF | On one side is a modern-style bed, with piles of well-thumbed
CF | detective stories stacked on the table beside it. Opposite the bed is
CF | a long dressing table that seems to serve also as desk and workbench.
CF | In the corner sits a small table for a portable phonograph and
CF | records, and a book case with more books and pulps. Movie posters
CF | cover the walls. A handsome door with cedar veneer leads north, and a
CF | door and window face outside.
CF | Monica is lying on her bed, softly sobbing.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "i"
CF ] Monica's bedroom05:56
CF | >
CF | > I
CF |
CF | You are carrying:
CF | a ticket stub
CF | a broom
CF | a sample of powder
CF | a set of house keys
CF | a pair of handcuffs
CF | a snub-nosed Colt
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] hallway05:57
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] butler's room05:58
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (butler's room)
CF | This is the bedroom of the butler, Mr. Phong, and is very simply
CF | furnished. A single bed, flanked by bare wooden end tables, sits below
CF | a closed window on the west end of the room. The floor is hardwood,
CF | with no rug. The only exit is a door to the east, which is open.
CF | Another door, now closed, must lead to a private bathroom.
CF | Phong is lying on the bed, reading a book.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "show stub to phong"
CF ] butler's room05:59
CF | >
CF | > SHOW STUB TO PHONG
CF |
CF | Mr. Phong doesn't seem to know about that.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] hallway06:00
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] hallway06:01
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the north end of the central hallway. Just to the north, you
CF | can see warm yellow light in the living room.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "n"
CF ] living room06:02
CF | >
CF | > N
CF |
CF | (living room)
CF | A huge fieldstone fireplace on the south wall holds a blazing fire,
CF | filling the living room with warmth and light. Grouped in front of the
CF | fire are a glass-topped coffee table and a rattan davenport and club
CF | chair, with cushions covered in a print showing bamboo plants in the
CF | style of Japanese brush-painting. A lamp with a printed shade and a
CF | telephone sit on the table.
CF | On the north wall are a liquor cabinet and a console radio made of
CF | light-colored wood. The radio is playing. A single door in the east
CF | wall is open, and at the west end of the room is a double door.
CF | Stiles is fastened to the davenport, yawning and trying not to doze
CF | off.
CF | A half-filled bottle of Teacher's "Highland Cream" Scotch Whisky is in
CF | the cabinet.
CF | A nearly-empty bottle of "Jack Daniels" Bourbon Whisky is in the
CF | cabinet.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "show stub to stiles"
CF ] living room06:03
CF | >
CF | > SHOW STUB TO STILES
CF |
CF | "I couldn't help you if I wanted to."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine scotch"
CF ] living room06:04
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE SCOTCH
CF |
CF | Too bad, but the bottle of Scotch is closed.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "examine bourbon"
CF ] living room06:05
CF | >
CF | > EXAMINE BOURBON
CF |
CF | Too bad, but the bottle of Bourbon is closed.
CF |
CF | > Jade says, "or pherhaps "ask X about items or npcs"
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask stiles about linder"
CF ] living room06:05
CF | >
CF | > ASK STILES ABOUT LINDER
CF |
CF | (Which Linder do you mean, the late Mrs. Linder or Mr. Linder?)
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "mr."
CF ] living room06:06
CF | >
CF | > MR.
CF |
CF | "He's a smooth operator. I can think of many people who'd like to plug
CF | him. Not me, of course. I still don't understand why he sounded so
CF | urgent when he called me today and asked me to come here tonight."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask stiles about putty"
CF ] living room06:07
CF | >
CF | > ASK STILES ABOUT PUTTY
CF |
CF | "I couldn't help you if I wanted to."
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "ask stiles about electronics"
CF ] living room06:08
CF | >
CF | > ASK STILES ABOUT ELECTRONICS
CF |
CF | Mr. Stiles looks confused. "I don't know anything about any
CF | electronics!"
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "search stiles"
CF ] living room06:09
CF | >
CF | > SEARCH STILES
CF |
CF | Mr. Stiles grudgingly allows you to search. You find nothing
CF | whatsoever of interest.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway06:10
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is the north end of the central hallway. Just to the north, you
CF | can see warm yellow light in the living room.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "s"
CF ] hallway06:11
CF | >
CF | > S
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "e"
CF ] Monica's bedroom06:12
CF | >
CF | > E
CF |
CF | (Monica's bedroom)
CF | On one side is a modern-style bed, with piles of well-thumbed
CF | detective stories stacked on the table beside it. Opposite the bed is
CF | a long dressing table that seems to serve also as desk and workbench.
CF | In the corner sits a small table for a portable phonograph and
CF | records, and a book case with more books and pulps. Movie posters
CF | cover the walls. A handsome door with cedar veneer leads north, and a
CF | door and window face outside.
CF | Monica is lying on her bed, softly sobbing.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "search monica"
CF ] Monica's bedroom06:13
CF | >
CF | > SEARCH MONICA
CF |
CF | Monica pushes you away with surprising strength. "I don't know what
CF | game you're playing, Detective, but count me out. If you think I'm
CF | just a dumb twist, think again." Her eyes burn like polished gems.
CF |
CF | >
Knight_Otu says (to ClubFloyd), "w"
CF ] hallway06:14
CF | >
CF | > W
CF |
CF | (hallway)
CF | This is near the middle of the central hallway. At the north end, you
CF | can see the living room; to the east and west are bedroom doors. Both
CF | doors are open.