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Lord Bellwater's Secret (Lord_Bellwaters_Secret.txt)

Solution to "Lord Bellwater's Secret" by Sam Gordon

X PLANT
X POT ... Not much here
X BOOKSHELVES 
TAKE VOLUME 1 
TAKE VOLUME 10 
TAKE VOLUME 1000  ... OK I can take books but it doesn't seem to help
X DESK 
X ENVELOPE 
OPEN IT 
READ LETTER 
X THE TIMES  ... Horace was 72 when he died this week
X WOODEN TRAY 
LOOK UP IVANHOE IN CARD INDEX  ... Check the card index agrees with the books thet I looked at
X FIREPLACE 
X PAINTING 
LOOK BEHIND PORTRAIT 
X SAFE 
X FIRE 
X ASH 
I  ... Check what I've rescued from the fire
X LEAFLET  ... So I'm looking for a date
X WINDOW 
LOOK THROUGH WINDOW 
OPEN WINDOW 
GO OUTSIDE 
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JUMP 
X IVY 
X PURSE 
OPEN PURSE
READ SCRAP OF PAPER 
GO INSIDE 
X TABLE 
LOOK IN BOX 
TAKE DIARY 
X IT  ... Aha! A date
X CUTTING
X BOTTLE 
SPIN DIAL 
TURN DIAL TO 90  ... Horace was born in 1790 (1862 - 72)
TURN DIAL TO 10  ... October
TURN DIAL TO 21  ... 21st
PULL HANDLE 
X SAFE 
TAKE CRISP PAPER 
X IT 
READ POCKETBOOK 
LOOK UP 12/6 IN POCKETBOOK 
AMERICAN DATES  ... Check we can swap date preferences
LOOK UP 6/13 IN POCKETBOOK 
EUROPEAN DATES  ... And back
LOOK UP 14/6 IN POCKETBOOK  ... Aha. Tristram Shandy (and must remember the helmet)
X LEATHER BAG 
READ LABEL 
OPEN BAG 
TAKE GUINEAS 
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LOOK UP TRISTRAM SHANDY IN CARD INDEX 
GET VOLUME 307  ... Or whatever number came up in the index
X COMPARTMENT 
TAKE LEGAL PAPER 
READ IT ... Aha! The missing will.
READ PARCHMENT  ... This is the clue for the fireplace
X FIREPLACE 
PRESS HELMET  ... Like it said in the pocketbook
PRESS LION  ... (Lion hard pressed)
PRESS STAR 
PRESS STAR  ... (TWICE the same for the star)
PRESS BELL 
PRESS WATER 
X SLOT 
TAKE FLIMSY SHEET 
READ IT 
TAKE GREY NOTEPAPER 
READ IT 
OPEN DOOR ... Time to go ...but...
LOCK DOOR  ... Just to delay pursuit for a bit
X CURTAINS 
TAKE CORD ... Worth a try
CLIMB CURTAINS 
GET ON TABLE 
X RAIL 
TAKE CORD 
UNTIE CORD FROM CURTAINS 
X CORD 
TIE CORD TO DESK 
X CORD 
X WINDOW
GO OUTSIDE 
I  ... Still got that money that doesn't belong to me!
GO INSIDE 
DROP BAG 
GO OUTSIDE 
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