All through school you had harboured this
"longing" to be a writer and the sound of
names like Steinberg, Hemingway and Drarreg
caused your pulse to quicken and your heart
to beat faster. However, it seemed that all the
eloquent comments and flowery phrases that dwelt
in the depths of your head could never seem to
find their way down your arm and out through the
end of your pen. As things stood, it looked as
though you were destined to be just one more of
the "faceless millions", plodding through life
in some dead-end job. Or at least that was how
it appeared until the nice little man in the
"careers office" put your name down on one of
those Y.O.P.S. courses. Little did he or anybody
else know just exactly what they were letting
you in for ...
"Just pop along to the local zoo and give this note to the head keeper." mumbled the
nice little man, and so it was that you found yourself employed as a trainee zoo-keeper.
For the first couple of days all was fairly simple and you had nothing more taxing to
do than to read through your copy of "Animal Recognition". A small paperback containing
numerous pictures of animals, each with a few well-chosen words to assist you in finding
out just which animal was which ... No easy task for somebody who had never escalated
beyond the "three bees in a jam-jar" stage of animal husbandry. However, most of the
pictures were clearly printed and suitably labelled, apart from something on page 79b
and that was probably not very important anyway. The one for the Polar Bear caused you
to snigger when you read it because it stated that, despite all rumours to the contrary,
the Polar Bear did *not* spend all its time perched on a gigantic see-through mint! However,
you kept finding yourself drawn hack to the emptiness of page 79b and the one word boldly
printed across the top of the page .... WOMBAT .... What was one of them and would you
ever see one?
So it was that the head keeper approached you and with a gentle grin on his face said ...
"Time to earn your keep my young friend, no more studying the pictures for you!" With
that he donned his overcoat and headed for the door. "I'm off now, but before you go home
just take a trip around the zoo and make sure that nothing has escaped."
Use the commands CASSETTE and MEMORY to store a
game "position". CASSETTE will store that position
to tape, whilst MEMORY will store it into memory.
Always use cassette to make a permanent record of
Some useful abbreviations are ...
Z - Wait, L - Look, R - Redescribe, X - Examine, I - Inventory
Be kind, generous and above all patient and remember
that the best place for fish is on a plate beside some
nice crispy chips. Bored, then type in some names.
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