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  Adventure! by Bill Degnan - 08/19/2010 16:37
This screen shot shows the use of Digital's OS-8 to enter commands. The first command demonstrates how to load BASIC. The second command, "RUN RKB0:ADVENT", loads and runs Adventure! This and the images to follow are photos taken while running on a PDP 8/e computer using a VT 52 display. That's me in the screen reflection.


Opening credits screen of Adventure!


Adventure! is probably the most famous "interactive fiction" program (text adventure game) written for a computer. Adventure was originally written for the PDP 8 computer, I believe the PDP 8e, but I am not 100% sure about that. The whole interactive fiction genre has received a lot of attention lately because of Jason Scott's documentary about text adventure games "Get Lamp!".
Web Site URL: http://www.getlamp.com/

My Adventure! story:
I had been working on and off for the past year to bring my PDP/8e system online (see thread). To make a long story short, I learned that my Serial I/O card was bad, and I was able to procure a replacement. Using the non-functioning yet correctly configured card as a guide, I soldered and adjusted the replacement card for 9600 baud communications. The new card is now happily installed in my PDP8.

With my freshly restored system, practically the first thing I did with it was load Adventure! so I could test the system out and finally experience the program on the system it was originally designed. OK, technically this program would have been run on a teletype, but other than that it's pretty authentic of an experience. I was quite pleased with the result, although I have a dorky voice for video.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJdq3gK6M78




















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  Magic Word in Adventure! by Bill Degnan - 03/18/2012 14:36
XYZZY

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  Log Dump from Adventure Play by Bill Degnan - 07/18/2012 00:15
[June 6 2012 Log Dump from PDP 8e Session]

FIELD SERVICE PDP-8 DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM . . . VERSION 8.03

OS/8 V3D DECX8 REV. D

RESTART ADDRESS =07600

TYPE C TO ABORT THIS PRINTOUT


TYPE:
.R PROGNAME - TO RUN A SYSTEM PROGRAM
.R PROGNAME.DG - TO RUN A DIAGNOSTIC PROGRAM
.HELP FILENAME - TO TYPE A HELP FILE ON THE TERMINAL
.HELP FILENAME - L - TO LIST A HELP FILE ON THE LINE PRINTER
.SU BOOK - TO PRINT A COPY OF THE DIAG. HELP FILES


"FILENAME" / "PROGNAME" = THE FILE OR PROGRAM TO LIST OR RUN

`®`®
.RUN RKB1:ADVENT
USER ERROR 0 AT 07555
.RUN RKB
RKB NOT AVAILABLE
.RUN RKA1:ADVENT
ADVENT.SV NOT FOUND
.RUN RKA0:ADVENT
ADVENT.SV NOT FOUND
.RUN RKB0:ADVENT

Welcome to Adventure!! Would you like instructions?

YES
Somewhere nearby is Colossal Cave, where others have found fortunes
in treasure and gold,though it is rumored that some who enter are never
seen again. Magic is said to work in the cave. I will be your eyes
and hands. Direct me with commands of 1 or 2 words. I should warn
you that I look at only the first four letters of each word,so you'll
have to enter "northeast" as "ne" to distinguish it from "north".
(Should you get stuck, type "help" for some general hints. For
information on how to end your adventure, etc., type "INFO".)
- - -
This program was originally developed by Willie Crowther. Most of
the features of the current program were added by Don Woods.
This version, for the PDP-8, was done by Dick Murphy. it is
based on a version for RT-11 done by Bob Supnik.
You are standing at the end of a road before a small brick building.
Around you is a forest. A small stream flows out of the building and
down a gully.

GO BUILDING
You are inside a building, a well house for a large spring.
There are some keys on the ground here.
There is a shiny brass lamp nearby.
There is food here.
There is a bottle of water here.

GET KEYS
OK!

GET LAMP
OK!

GET FOOD
OK!

GET BOTTLE
OK!

LOOK
Sorry, but I am not allowed to give more detail. I will repeat the
long description of your location.
You are inside a building, a well house for a large spring.

N
There is no way to go that direction.
You're inside building.

S
There is no way to go that direction.
You're inside building.

E
There is no way to go that direction.
You're inside building.

W
You're at end of road again.

E
You're inside building.

W
You're at end of road again.

NE
There is no way to go that direction.
You're at end of road again.

N
You are in open forest, with a deep valley to one side.

S
You're in forest.

S
You're in forest.

S
You're in forest.

N
You are in open forest near both a valley and a road.

N
You're at end of road again.

N
You're in forest.

N
You are in open forest, with a deep valley to one side.

E
You are in a valley in the forest beside a stream tumbling along a
rocky bed.

W
You're in forest.

W
You're in forest.

N
You're in forest.

N
You're in forest.

W
You're in valley.

W
You're in forest.

W
You are in open forest, with a deep valley to one side.

W
You're in forest.

W
You're in forest.

W
You're in forest.

S
You're in forest.

N
You're in forest.

E
You're in valley.

E
You are in open forest, with a deep valley to one side.

E
You're in valley.

N
You are standing at the end of a road before a small brick building.
Around you is a forest. A small stream flows out of the building and
down a gully.

N
You're in forest.

E
You're in valley.

E
You're in forest.

S
You're in forest.

S
You're in forest.

W
You are in open forest, with a deep valley to one side.

GO VALLEY
You are in a valley in the forest beside a stream tumbling along a
rocky bed.

E
You're in forest.

W
You're in forest.

S
You're in forest.

N
You're in forest.

N
You are in open forest, with a deep valley to one side.

GO VALLEY
You're in valley.

GO STREAM
I don't know how to apply that word here.
You're in valley.

E
You're in forest.

E
You're in valley.

E
You're in forest.

E
You're in valley.

E
You're in forest.

E
You are in a valley in the forest beside a stream tumbling along a
rocky bed.

S
At your feet all the water of the stream splashes into a 2-inch slit
in the rock. Downstream the streambed is bare rock.

GO SLIT
You don't fit through a two-inch slit!
You're at slit in streambed.

LOOK SLIT
Sorry, but I am not allowed to give more detail. I will repeat the
long description of your location.
At your feet all the water of the stream splashes into a 2-inch slit
in the rock. Downstream the streambed is bare rock.

S
You are in a 20-foot depression floored with bare dirt. Set into the
dirt is a strong steel grate mounted in concrete. A dry streambed
leads into the depression.
The grate is locked.

GET KEY
You are already carrying it!

OPEN LOCK
It was already locked.

UNLOA
The grate is now unlocked.

GO IN
You are in a small chamber beneath a 3x3 steel grate to the surface.
A low crawl over cobbles leads inward to the west.
The grate is open.

w
I don't know that word.

W
You are crawling over cobbles in a low passage. There is a dim light
at the east end of the passage.
There is a small wicker cage discarded nearby.

GET CAGE
OK!

W
It is now pitch dark. If you proceed you will likely fall into a pit.

LIGHT LAMO
What?

LIGHT LAMP
Your lamp is now on.
You are in a debris room filled with stuff washed in from the surface.
A low wide passage with cobbles becomes plugged with mud and debris
here, but an awkward canyon leads upward and west. A note on the wall
says "Magic Word XYZZY".
A three foot black rod with a rusty star on an end lies nearby.

GET ROD
OK!

W
You are in an awkward sloping east/west canyon.

W
You are in a splendid chamber thirty feet high. The walls are frozen
rivers of orange stone. An awkward canyon and a good passage exit
from east and west sides of the chamber.
A cheerful little bird is sitting here singing.

OPEN CAE
I don't know that word.

OPEN G
I don't know that word.

OPEN CAGE
It has no lock.

LIFT CAGE
I don't understand that!
Are you trying to catch the bird?

CATCH BIRD

PLEASE ANSWER THE QUESTION.
Are you trying to catch the bird?

YES

I AM PREPARED TO GIVE YOU A HINT, BUT IT WILL COST YOU 2 POINTS.
Do you want the hint?

YES
The bird is frightened right now and you cannot catch it no matter
what you try. Perhaps you might try later.

W
At your feet is a small pit breathing traces of white mist. An east
passage ends here except for a small crack leading on.
Rough stone steps lead down the pit.

D
You are at one end of a vast hall stretching forward out of sight to
the west. There are openings to either side. Nearby, a wide stone
staircase leads downward. The hall is filled with wisps of white mist
swaying to and fro almost as if alive. A cold wind blows up the
staircase. There is a passage at the top of a dome behind you.
Rough stone steps lead up the dome.

D
You are in the hall of the mountain king, with passages off in all
directions.
A huge green fierce snake bars the way!

E
You're in hall of mists.
Rough stone steps lead up the dome.

S
This is a low room with a crude note on the wall. The note says,
"You won't get it up the steps".
There is a large sparkling nugget of gold here!

E
There is no way to go that direction.
You're in nugget of gold room.
There is a large sparkling nugget of gold here!

GET O
I don't know that word.

N
You're in hall of mists.
Rough stone steps lead up the dome.

SE
There is no way to go that direction.
You're in hall of mists.
Rough stone steps lead up the dome.

E
You're at top of small pit.
Rough stone steps lead down the pit.

N
There is no way to go that direction.
You're at top of small pit.
Rough stone steps lead down the pit.

W
The crack is far too small for you to follow.
You're at top of small pit.
Rough stone steps lead down the pit.

D
You're in hall of mists.
Rough stone steps lead up the dome.

U
You're at top of small pit.
Rough stone steps lead down the pit.

D
You are at one end of a vast hall stretching forward out of sight to
the west. There are openings to either side. Nearby, a wide stone
staircase leads downward. The hall is filled with wisps of white mist
swaying to and fro almost as if alive. A cold wind blows up the
staircase. There is a passage at the top of a dome behind you.
Rough stone steps lead up the dome.

N
You're in hall of Mt King.
A huge green fierce snake bars the way!

W
You can't get by the snake.
You're in hall of Mt King.
A huge green fierce snake bars the way!

S
You can't get by the snake.
You're in hall of Mt King.
A huge green fierce snake bars the way!

N
You can't get by the snake.
You're in hall of Mt King.
A huge green fierce snake bars the way!

INVENTORY
You are currently holding the following:
Set of keys
Brass lantern
Wicker cage
Black rod
Tasty food
Small bottle
Water in the bottle

USE ROD
I don't understand that!

SHOW LAMP
What?

STRIKE SNAKE
Attacking the snake both doesn't work and is very dangerous.
Are you trying to somehow deal with the snake?

YES

I AM PREPARED TO GIVE YOU A HINT, BUT IT WILL COST YOU 2 POINTS.
Do you want the hint?

YES
You can't kill the snake, or drive it away, or avoid it, or anything
Like that. There is a way to get by, but you don't have the necessar
resources right now.

SCORE
IF YOU WERE TO QUIT NOW, YOU WOULD SCORE 50 OUT OF A POSSIBLE 350.
Do you indeed wish to quit now?

NO
OK!

XYZZY
I don't know how to apply that word here.
You are in the hall of the mountain king, with passages off in all
directions.
A huge green fierce snake bars the way!

E
A little dwarf just walked around a corner, saw you, threw a little
axe at you which missed, cursed, and ran away.
You're in hall of mists.
There is a little axe here.
Rough stone steps lead up the dome.

GET AXE
OK!

W
You are on the east bank of a fissure slicing clear across the hall.
The mist is quite thick here, and the fissure is too wide to jump.

E
You're in hall of mists.
Rough stone steps lead up the dome.

E
At your feet is a small pit breathing traces of white mist. An east
passage ends here except for a small crack leading on.
Rough stone steps lead down the pit.

S
There is no way to go that direction.
You're at top of small pit.
Rough stone steps lead down the pit.

D
You're in hall of mists.
Rough stone steps lead up the dome.

D
You're in hall of Mt King.
A huge green fierce snake bars the way!

USE AXE
I don't know that word.

KILL SNAKE
Attacking the snake both doesn't work and is very dangerous.

TKAE
I don't understand that!

LOOK
Sorry, but I am not allowed to give more detail. I will repeat the
long description of your location.
You are in the hall of the mountain king, with passages off in all
directions.
A huge green fierce snake bars the way!

LOOK
You are in the hall of the mountain king, with passages off in all
directions.
A huge green fierce snake bars the way!

USE AXE
I don't understand that!

GET AXE
You are already carrying it!

CHOP SNAKE
I don't know that word.

PEE ON SNAKE
What?

GET SNAKE
You can't be serious!

E
You're in hall of mists.
Rough stone steps lead up the dome.

S
You're in nugget of gold room.
There is a large sparkling nugget of gold here!

GET NUGGEST
You can't carry anything more. You'll have to drop something first.

INVENTORY
You are currently holding the following:
Set of keys
Brass lantern
Wicker cage
Black rod
Tasty food
Small bottle
Water in the bottle
Dwarf's axe

S
There is no way to go that direction.
You're in nugget of gold room.
There is a large sparkling nugget of gold here!

DROP KEYS
OK!

GET NUGGEST
OK!

N
You are at one end of a vast hall stretching forward out of sight to
the west. There are openings to either side. Nearby, a wide stone
staircase leads downward. The hall is filled with wisps of white mist
swaying to and fro almost as if alive. A cold wind blows up the
staircase. There is a passage at the top of a dome behind you.

E
The dome is unclimbable.
You're in hall of mists.

N
You're in hall of Mt King.
A huge green fierce snake bars the way!

HELP
I know of places, actions, and things. Most of my vocabulary
describes places and is used to move you there. To move, try words
like forest, building, dnstream, enter, east, west, north, south,
up, or down. I know about a few special objects, like a black rod
hidden in the cave. These objects can be manipulated using some of
the action words that I know.Usually you will need to give both the
object and action words (in either order), but sometimes I can infer
the object from the verb alone. Some objects also imply verbs; in
particular,"INVENTORY" implies "TAKE INVENTORY", which causes me to
give you a list of what you're carrying. The objects have side
effects; for instance, the rod scares the bird. Usually people having
trouble moving just need to try a few more words. Usually people
trying unsuccessfully to manipulate an object are attempting something
beyond their (or my!) capabilities and should try a completely
different tack. To speed the game you can sometimes move long
distances with a single word. For example, "BUILDING" usually gets
you to the building from anywhere above ground except when lost in the
forest. Also, note that cave passages turn a lot, and that leaving a
room to the north does not guarantee entering the next from the south.
Good luck!

GIVE NUGGEST
I don't know that word.

DROP NUGG
OK!

GET NUGG
OK!

KILL SNAKE
Attacking the snake both doesn't work and is very dangerous.

CAPTURE SNAKE
You can't be serious!

CAGE SNAKE
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO WITH THE SNAKE ?

AVOID SNAKE
I don't know that word.

W
You can't get by the snake.
You're in hall of Mt King.
A huge green fierce snake bars the way!

LOOK
You are in the hall of the mountain king, with passages off in all
directions.
A huge green fierce snake bars the way!

GIVE FOOD
I don't understand that!

USE
What?

E
Out from the shadows behind you pounces a bearded pirate! "har, har,"
He chortles, "I'll just take all this booty and hide it away with me
chest deep in the maze!" He snatches your treasure and vanishes into
the gloom.
There is a threatening little dwarf in the room with you!
You're in hall of mists.
Rough stone steps lead up the dome.

E
You're at top of small pit.
Rough stone steps lead down the pit.

S
There is no way to go that direction.
You're at top of small pit.
Rough stone steps lead down the pit.

D
You're in hall of mists.
Rough stone steps lead up the dome.

E[b
I don't know that word.

W
You're on east bank of fissure.

W
There is no way across the fissure.
You're on east bank of fissure.

JUMP
You didn't make it.
Oh dear, you seem to have gotten yourself killed. I might be able to
help you out,but I've never really done this before. Do you want me
to try to reincarnate you?

YES
All right. But don't blame me if something goes wr......
--- POOF!! ---
You are engulfed in a cloud of orange smoke. Coughing and gasping,
you emerge from the smoke and find....
You are inside a building, a well house for a large spring.

INVENTORY
You're not carrying anything.

GET LAMP
I DON'T SEE ANY LAMP.

LOOK
You are inside a building, a well house for a large spring.

S
There is no way to go that direction.
You're inside building.

W
You're at end of road again.
There is a shiny brass lamp nearby.

GET LAMO
I don't know that word.

GET LAMP
OK!

LOOK
You are standing at the end of a road before a small brick building.
Around you is a forest. A small stream flows out of the building and
down a gully.

E
You're inside building.

LOOK
You are inside a building, a well house for a large spring.

W
You're at end of road again.

GET WATER
You have nothing in which to carry it.

GET FOOD
I DON'T SEE ANY FOOD.

S
You're in valley.

LOOK
You are in a valley in the forest beside a stream tumbling along a
rocky bed.

SCORE
IF YOU WERE TO QUIT NOW, YOU WOULD SCORE 40 OUT OF A POSSIBLE 350.
Do you indeed wish to quit now?

NO
OK!

S
You're at slit in streambed.

S
You're outside grate.
The grate is open.

GO GATE
I don't know that word.

E
You're in forest.

W
You are in open forest, with a deep valley to one side.

W
You're in forest.

GO SLIT
I don't know how to apply that word here.
You're in forest.

GO GRATE
I DON'T SEE ANY GRATE .

ENTER GRATE
I DON'T SEE ANY GRATE .

XYZZY
I don't know how to apply that word here.
You're in forest.

N
You're in forest.

W
You are in open forest, with a deep valley to one side.

E
You're in valley.

E
You're in forest.

W
You're in forest.

S
You're in forest.

S
You're in forest.

N
You're in forest.

GO BUILDING
I don't know how to apply that word here.
You're in forest.

E
You're in valley.

S
You're at slit in streambed.

S
You're outside grate.
The grate is open.

D
You're below the grate.
The grate is open.

W
You're in cobble crawl.

LOOK
You are crawling over cobbles in a low passage. There is a dim light
at the east end of the passage.

USE LAMP
I don't understand that!

INVENTORY
You are currently holding the following:
Brass lantern

USE LANTERN
I don't know that word.

W
It is now pitch dark. If you proceed you will likely fall into a pit.

LIGHT LANTERN
Your lamp is now on.
You're in debris room.

XYZZY
You're inside building.

LOOK
You are inside a building, a well house for a large spring.

W
You're at end of road again.

S
You're in valley.

S
You're at slit in streambed.

S
You're outside grate.
The grate is open.

D
You're below the grate.
The grate is open.

EFF
I don't understand that!

W
You're in cobble crawl.

W
You're in debris room.

W
You are in an awkward sloping east/west canyon.

W
You're in bird chamber.
A cheerful little bird is sitting here singing.

LIFT FINGER
I don't know that word.

FEED BIRD
It's not hungry (it's merely pinin' for the fjords). Besides, you
have no bird seed.

PET BIRD
I don't know that word.

SING
I DON'T UNDERSTAND "SING".

CALL BIRD
I don't know that word.

TAKE
you can catch the bird, but you cannot carry it.


CATCH BIRD
you can catch the bird, but you cannot carry it.

INVENTORY
You are currently holding the following:
Brass lantern

W
You're at top of small pit.
Rough stone steps lead down the pit.

D
You're in hall of mists.
Rough stone steps lead up the dome.

W
You're on east bank of fissure.
There is a small wicker cage discarded nearby.
A three foot black rod with a rusty star on an end lies nearby.
There is food here.
There is a bottle of water here.
There is a little axe here.

GET CAGE
OK!

E
You are at one end of a vast hall stretching forward out of sight to
the west. There are openings to either side. Nearby, a wide stone
staircase leads downward. The hall is filled with wisps of white mist
swaying to and fro almost as if alive. A cold wind blows up the
staircase. There is a passage at the top of a dome behind you.
Rough stone steps lead up the dome.

E
At your feet is a small pit breathing traces of white mist. An east
passage ends here except for a small crack leading on.
Rough stone steps lead down the pit.

S
There is no way to go that direction.
You're at top of small pit.
Rough stone steps lead down the pit.

E
You're in bird chamber.
A cheerful little bird is sitting here singing.

OPEN CAGE
It has no lock.

CATC H
I don't know that word.

CATCH BIRG
I don't understand that!

CATCH BIRD
OK!

INVENTORY
You are currently holding the following:
Brass lantern
Wicker cage
Little bird in cage

W
You're at top of small pit.
Rough stone steps lead down the pit.

D
You're in hall of mists.
Rough stone steps lead up the dome.

S
You're in nugget of gold room.
There are some keys on the ground here.

N
You're in hall of mists.
Rough stone steps lead up the dome.

W
You're on east bank of fissure.
A three foot black rod with a rusty star on an end lies nearby.
There is food here.
There is a bottle of water here.
There is a little axe here.

GET ROD
OK!

GET FOOD
OK!

GET WATER
OK!

GET AXE
OK!

E
You're in hall of mists.
Rough stone steps lead up the dome.

W
You are on the east bank of a fissure slicing clear across the hall.
The mist is quite thick here, and the fissure is too wide to jump.

N
There is no way to go that direction.
You're on east bank of fissure.

E
You're in hall of mists.
Rough stone steps lead up the dome.

U
You're at top of small pit.
Rough stone steps lead down the pit.

D
There is a threatening little dwarf in the room with you!
You are at one end of a vast hall stretching forward out of sight to
the west. There are openings to either side. Nearby, a wide stone
staircase leads downward. The hall is filled with wisps of white mist
swaying to and fro almost as if alive. A cold wind blows up the
staircase. There is a passage at the top of a dome behind you.
Rough stone steps lead up the dome.

D
There is a threatening little dwarf in the room with you!
You're in hall of Mt King.
A huge green fierce snake bars the way!

FREE BIRD
The little bird attacks the green snake, and in an astounding flurry
drives the snake away.

LOOK
There is a threatening little dwarf in the room with you!
One sharp nasty knife is thrown at you!
It misses!
You are in the hall of the mountain king, with passages off in all
directions.
A cheerful little bird is sitting here singing.

GET KNIFE
The dwarves' knives vanish as they strike the walls of the cave.

DROP CAGE
OK!

S
There is a threatening little dwarf in the room with you!
You are in the south side chamber.
There is precious jewelry here!

GET JEWELRY
OK!

SCORE
IF YOU WERE TO QUIT NOW, YOU WOULD SCORE 42 OUT OF A POSSIBLE 350.
Do you indeed wish to quit now?

NO
OK!

N
A little dwarf with a big knife blocks your way.
There is a threatening little dwarf in the room with you!
One sharp nasty knife is thrown at you!
It misses!
You are in the south side chamber.

N
There is a threatening little dwarf in the room with you!
You're in hall of Mt King.
There is a small wicker cage discarded nearby.
A cheerful little bird is sitting here singing.

THROW AXE
You killed a little dwarf. The body vanishes in a cloud of greasy
black smoke.
You're in hall of Mt King.
There is a little axe here.
There is a small wicker cage discarded nearby.
A cheerful little bird is sitting here singing.

GET AZ
I don't know that word.

GET AXE
OK!

N
You are in a low n/s passage at a hole in the floor. The hole goes
down to an e/w passage.
There are bars of silver here!

GET SILVER
OK!

INVENTORY
You are currently holding the following:
Brass lantern
Black rod
Tasty food
Small bottle
Water in the bottle
Dwarf's axe
Bars of silver
Precious jewelry

N
You are in a large room, with a passage to the south, a passage to the
west, and a wall of broken rock to the east. There is a large "Y2"
on a rock in the room's center.

W
You're at a low window overlooking a huge pit, which extends up out of
sight. A floor is indistinctly visible over 50 feet below. Traces
of white mist cover the floor of the pit,becoming thicker to the right.
Marks in the dust around the window would seem to indicate that
someone has been here recently. Directly across the pit from you and
25 feet away there is a similar window looking into a lighted room.
A shadowy figure can be seen there peering back at you.
The shadowy figure seems to be trying to attract your attention.

S
There is no way to go that direction.
You're at window on pit.
The shadowy figure seems to be trying to attract your attention.

E
You're at "y2".
A hollow voice says "PLUGH".

S
You are in a low n/s passage at a hole in the floor. The hole goes
down to an e/w passage.

E
There is no way to go that direction.
You are in a low n/s passage at a hole in the floor. The hole goes
down to an e/w passage.

D
You are in a dirty broken passage. To the east is a crawl. To the
west is a large passage. Above you is a hole to another passage.

D
There is no way to go that direction.
You're in dirty passage.

E
You are on the brink of a small clean climbable pit. A crawl leads
west.

D
You are in the bottom of a small pit with a little stream, which
enters and exits through tiny slits.

DRING
The bottle of water is now empty.

FILL BOTTLE
Your bottle is now full of water.

U
You are on the brink of a small clean climbable pit. A crawl leads
west.

W
Out from the shadows behind you pounces a bearded pirate! "har, har,"
He chortles, "I'll just take all this booty and hide it away with me
chest deep in the maze!" He snatches your treasure and vanishes into
the gloom.
You're in dirty passage.

D
There is no way to go that direction.
You're in dirty passage.

W
You are in a large room full of dusty rocks. There is a big hole in
the floor. There are cracks everywhere, and a passage leading east.

D
You are at a complex junction. A low hands and knees passage from
the north joins a higher crawl from the east to make a walking
passage going west. There is also a large room above. The air
is damp here.

SCORE
IF YOU WERE TO QUIT NOW, YOU WOULD SCORE 44 OUT OF A POSSIBLE 350.
Do you indeed wish to quit now?

NO
OK!

LOOK
You are at a complex junction. A low hands and knees passage from
the north joins a higher crawl from the east to make a walking
passage going west. There is also a large room above. The air
is damp here.

N
You're in a large room carved out of sedimentary rock. The floor and
walls are littered with bits of shells imbedded in the stone. A
shallow passage proceeds downward, and a somewhat steeper one leads
up. A low hands and knees passage enters from the south.
There is an enormous clam here with its shell tightly closed.

U
You are in an arched hall.A coral passage once continued up and east
from here, but is now blocked by debris.The air smells of sea water.

N
There is no way to go that direction.
You're in arched hall.

D
You're in shell room.
There is an enormous clam here with its shell tightly closed.

OPEN CLAM
You don't have anything strong enough to open the clam.

INVENTORY
You are currently holding the following:
Brass lantern
Black rod
Tasty food
Small bottle
Water in the bottle
Dwarf's axe

LOOK
You're in a large room carved out of sedimentary rock. The floor and
walls are littered with bits of shells imbedded in the stone. A
shallow passage proceeds downward, and a somewhat steeper one leads
up. A low hands and knees passage enters from the south.
There is an enormous clam here with its shell tightly closed.

D
You are in a long sloping corridor with ragged sharp walls.

W
There is no way to go that direction.
You are in a long sloping corridor with ragged sharp walls.

D
You are in a cul-de-sac about eight feet across.

E
There is no way to go that direction.
You are in a cul-de-sac about eight feet across.

LOOK
You are in a cul-de-sac about eight feet across.

U
You are in a long sloping corridor with ragged sharp walls.

W
There is no way to go that direction.
You are in a long sloping corridor with ragged sharp walls.

U
You're in shell room.
There is an enormous clam here with its shell tightly closed.

S
You're at complex junction.

E
You are in an anteroom leading to a large passage to the east. Small
passages go west and up. The remnants of recent digging are evident.
A sign in midair here says "Cave under construction beyond this
point. Proceed at own risk. (Witt Construction Company)"
There are a few recent issues of "Spelunker Today" magazine here.

E
You are at witt's end. Passages lead off in *all* directions.

W
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

U
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You're at witt's end.

W
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

N
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You're at witt's end.

S
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You are at witt's end. Passages lead off in *all* directions.

U
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You're at witt's end.

D
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You're at witt's end.

PLUGH
I don't know how to apply that word here.
You're at witt's end.

Y2
I don't know how to apply that word here.
You're at witt's end.

XYZZY
I don't know how to apply that word here.
You are at witt's end. Passages lead off in *all* directions.

E
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

E
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

E
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

N
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You're at witt's end.

HELP
I know of places, actions, and things. Most of my vocabulary
describes places and is used to move you there. To move, try words
like forest, building, dnstream, enter, east, west, north, south,
up, or down. I know about a few special objects, like a black rod
hidden in the cave. These objects can be manipulated using some of
the action words that I know.Usually you will need to give both the
object and action words (in either order), but sometimes I can infer
the object from the verb alone. Some objects also imply verbs; in
particular,"INVENTORY" implies "TAKE INVENTORY", which causes me to
give you a list of what you're carrying. The objects have side
effects; for instance, the rod scares the bird. Usually people having
trouble moving just need to try a few more words. Usually people
trying unsuccessfully to manipulate an object are attempting something
beyond their (or my!) capabilities and should try a completely
different tack. To speed the game you can sometimes move long
distances with a single word. For example, "BUILDING" usually gets
you to the building from anywhere above ground except when lost in the
forest. Also, note that cave passages turn a lot, and that leaving a
room to the north does not guarantee entering the next from the south.
Good luck!

W
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You are at witt's end. Passages lead off in *all* directions.

U
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You're at witt's end.

NE
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You're at witt's end.

N
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You're at witt's end.
Do you need help getting out of here?

YES

I AM PREPARED TO GIVE YOU A HINT, BUT IT WILL COST YOU 3 POINTS.
Do you want the hint?

YES
Don't go west.

E
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

N
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You are at witt's end. Passages lead off in *all* directions.

S
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You're at witt's end.

U
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You're at witt's end.

D
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You're at witt's end.

W
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

NE
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You are at witt's end. Passages lead off in *all* directions.

SE
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You're at witt's end.

NW
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You're at witt's end.

W
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

E
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

S
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You are at witt's end. Passages lead off in *all* directions.

N
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You're at witt's end.

ALL DIRECTOR
I don't know that word.

SING
I DON'T UNDERSTAND "SING".

LOOK
You are at witt's end. Passages lead off in *all* directions.

L
I don't know that word.

e
I don't know that word.

E
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

E
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

E
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

E
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

E
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You are at witt's end. Passages lead off in *all* directions.

E
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

E
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

E
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

W
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

W
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You are at witt's end. Passages lead off in *all* directions.

W
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

W
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

W
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

N
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You're at witt's end.

N
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You are at witt's end. Passages lead off in *all* directions.


N
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You're at witt's end.

N
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You're at witt's end.

E
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

E
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

S
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You are at witt's end. Passages lead off in *all* directions.

XYZZY
I don't know how to apply that word here.
You're at witt's end.

HELP
I know of places, actions, and things. Most of my vocabulary
describes places and is used to move you there. To move, try words
like forest, building, dnstream, enter, east, west, north, south,
up, or down. I know about a few special objects, like a black rod
hidden in the cave. These objects can be manipulated using some of
the action words that I know.Usually you will need to give both the
object and action words (in either order), but sometimes I can infer
the object from the verb alone. Some objects also imply verbs; in
particular,"INVENTORY" implies "TAKE INVENTORY", which causes me to
give you a list of what you're carrying. The objects have side
effects; for instance, the rod scares the bird. Usually people having
trouble moving just need to try a few more words. Usually people
trying unsuccessfully to manipulate an object are attempting something
beyond their (or my!) capabilities and should try a completely
different tack. To speed the game you can sometimes move long
distances with a single word. For example, "BUILDING" usually gets
you to the building from anywhere above ground except when lost in the
forest. Also, note that cave passages turn a lot, and that leaving a
room to the north does not guarantee entering the next from the south.
Good luck!

E
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

E
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

E
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

E
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You are at witt's end. Passages lead off in *all* directions.

E
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

E
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

W
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

W
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

CLUE
I don't understand that!

SW
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You are at witt's end. Passages lead off in *all* directions.

NW
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You're at witt's end.

SE
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You're at witt's end.

SW
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You're at witt's end.

D
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You're at witt's end.

U
You have crawled around in some little holes and wound up back in the
main passage.
You are at witt's end. Passages lead off in *all* directions.

E
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

E
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You're at witt's end.

inventory
I don't understand that!

INVENTORY
You are currently holding the following:
Brass lantern
Black rod
Tasty food
Small bottle
Water in the bottle
Dwarf's axe

TUN
I don't understand that!

TURN OFF LAMP
Your lamp is now off.
It is now pitch dark. If you proceed you will likely fall into a pit.

E
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
It is now pitch dark. If you proceed you will likely fall into a pit.

TURN ON LAMP
Your lamp is now on.
You're at witt's end.

TURN OFF LAMP
Your lamp is now off.
It is now pitch dark. If you proceed you will likely fall into a pit.

E
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
It is now pitch dark. If you proceed you will likely fall into a pit.

LOOK
It is now pitch dark. If you proceed you will likely fall into a pit.

W
You have crawled around in some little holes and found your way
blocked by a recent cave-in. You are now back in the main passage.
You fell into a pit and broke every bone in your body!
You clumsy oaf, you've done it again! I don't know how long I can
keep this up. Do you want me to try reincarnating you again?

YES
Okay, now where did I put my orange smoke?.... >poof!<
Everything disappears in a dense cloud of orange smoke.
You're inside building.

XYZZY
It is now pitch dark. If you proceed you will likely fall into a pit.

TURN ON LAMP
You have no source of light.

XYZZY
You're inside building.

LOOK
You are inside a building, a well house for a large spring.

W
You're at end of road again.
There is a shiny brass lamp nearby.

GET LAMP
OK!

SCORE
IF YOU WERE TO QUIT NOW, YOU WOULD SCORE 31 OUT OF A POSSIBLE 350.
Do you indeed wish to quit now?

N
OK!

QUIT
Do you really want to quit now?

Y
OK!

YOU SCORED 31 OUT OF A POSSIBLE 350, USING 393 TURNS.
You are obviously a rank amateur. Better luck next time.

TO ACHIEVE THE NEXT HIGHER RATING, YOU NEED 5 MORE POINTS.

MONITOR ERROR 4 AT 17505 (ILLEGAL USR CALL)
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