In the mid-1700s, the nation of Scotland
was going through a transitional stage and in the
glens of the Highlands people were undergoing
changes in their lifestyle that would never be
A feeling of "unrest" had turned into
a mood of "revival" and the coming of the man
referred to by the English as the "Young Pretender"
was to cause a "stirring" in the weakest of hearts
that would make even the mildest of men bear "arms"
in the furtherance of the "cause".
Scots have always been prone to upsurges of emotion
and this has often led to their actions being
governed more by the "heart" than the "head" and the
uprising of '45 was just one such event. Spurred on
by their belief in "Bonnie Prince Charlie", the clans
joined forces and confronted the might of the red-coated
army that governed their land. Driven on more by emotion
than skill and tact, they won some surprising successes.
But the inevitable was to follow and defeat at the hands
of superiorly armed and trained forces was the final result.
However, this period of Scottish history was strewn with tales of brave deeds, forlorn
causes and romantic trysts ... This is just one more of them ... We hope you enjoy it!
The Story So Far
The year is 1751; some 25 years after the Battle of Culloden and there is still a very
strong feeling of passion for "Bonnie Prince Charlie" in the Highlands. However, having
lived all your life in the lowlands, you know nothing about such fanaticism and even
less about the "politics" that brought it on in the first place. You do recall your
parents talking about the "Jacobites" and recalling the times when the clans gathered
under one banner, but such things hold no real interest for you and are easily flushed
from your mind.
You are David Balfour, a young lad recently orphaned and resolved to seeking your fame
and fortune in other places. Though the exact location of either is not something that
you are currently aware of. However, you have promised to call in on Mr. Campbell, the
local minister, before you leave and to say your last farewells to him...
Kidnapped is yet another "classic" tale given the treatment by Jack Lockerby. This tale will accept
the use of such commands as are normally recognised by any game written by this author
and the use of inputs such as PUT THE SPOON INTO THE CHEST and SAY HELLO will elicit the
usual responses. However it is not possible to PUT ALL INTO THE CHEST nor is it possible
to GET ALL FROM THE CHEST ... you must specify the item you wish to use/obtain.
Some useful words are ... CERTIFICATE, RECESS, THREAD, CALL, CATCH, DOCUMENT and REPLACE.
It is possible to store a game "position" in memory but for a more permanent record always use the normal SAVE and LOAD to store your position to tape or disk medium!!!
The following utilities are also available to allow you to edit the supplied screens of this game:
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