"....you have just become the proud owner of a country cottage, not that the
cottage is anything to shout about, as it is not exactly very big and in the
words of the estate agent was 'in need of some modernisation'. In fact the whole
place was in a bit of a state. However there was nothing that could not be put
right with some good honest sweat and the surrounding grounds more than made up
for all the time and effort you would have to spend on the actual cottage. You
were pleasantly surprised to find, that along with the cottage, you had also
acquired a small lake, a semi-derelict mill and what could only be described as
Having concluded the deal this morning, you have decided to spend the night in
the confines of your new home just to get the feel of the place. Your furniture
isn't due to arrive until tomorrow, because of a misunderstanding with the
removal company, so you have brought one or two essentials with you, including
an old camp-bed. Luckily enough you also purchased some furniture with the
cottage when it was auctioned and tonight will also give you an opportunity to
examine that in more detail.
Local gossip has it that the previous occupant just vanished without trace and
you cannot help wondering what exactly did happen to them . .... you love such
'mysteries' and with luck you might even find the time to try and unravel this
Exits are displayed on screen, so just type in whichever direction you wish to
choose .... e.g. East, West, Up or Down. Abbreviations will be acceptable.
This game will accept such complex commands as GET THE PEN THEN WRITE ON THE PAPER AND PUT IT IN THE ENVELOPE, so do not be afraid to link commands with either THEN or AND. However in most cases the normal "verb noun" input will
suffice ... e.g. OPEN CHEST, GET HAMMER or EXAMINE TABLE.
This game will also recognise the GET ALL and DROP ALL type of command.
To save your position during a session of play, you may use either RAMSAVE or SAVE. The former saves a position to MEMORY, whilst the latter saves a more
permanent copy to tape. Use RAMLOAD and LOAD to restore a game position.
Same useful commands are VOCAB and HELP.
Examine every object to come across, even those merely mentioned in the location
description, as you never know what you might find.
Clues to what exactly did happen to Agatha abound, but you will need to study
things very carefully in order to solve the mystery of her disappearance...
The following utilities are also available to allow you to edit the supplied screens of this game:
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