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Annabel Gray (Annabel_Gray.txt)

Annabel Gray
by Anthony Lee
BBC

You play the part of Annabel Gray, a Southern belle who is a nurse during the time of the American
Civil War. During the spring of 1863, shortly after the battle of Fredericksburg, you received a
letter from your mother smuggled across Union lines from South Carolina. Your mother asks you to
return home to try and find a way of raising money, in order to pay the taxes to save Five Oaks.
During the journey you have to travel through Union territory, before you can reach Virginia. In
Richmond you will be able to board a train for Charleston in South Carolina.

This is a relatively straightforward game. 

Hints (Part 1)

You cannot get into one room until the next day, so sleep.

Getting to the tent is difficult. You need to get south of the mill, going in a semicircle. If you
don’t want to wander around forever, and since you are unable to map, here is a direct route from
the dell to the east (highlight to see it) go E, S, E, S, E, S, W, S, W, S, W, S.

You need to WAIT in several locations.

Horses can get over barriers.

Part 2 

Time is of the essence at the beginning. The first thing you need to do is find some cotton to sell.
Don’t leave Five Oaks until you have enough. Cassiopeia tells you about her brother, so rescue
him, and return to her cabin. To get past the guard, hide somewhere and make some noise. To get into
the Villefranche, don’t use the door.

WAITing is also needed here.

Solution

Part 1
INVENTORY (nothing), N, OPEN DRAWER, EXAMINE DRAWER, TAKE PAPERS, S, W, S (you can’t yet), N (you
see the matron), E (you can’t), ATTEND PATIENTS, E, EXAMINE SHELVES, TAKE QUININE, W, S, E, E,
DOWN, E, READ BANNERS, S, EXAMINE GUTTER, TAKE BOTTLE, EXAMINE BOTTLE (heavy), N, W, W, READ SIGN, S
(you see a drainpipe), CLIMB DRAINPIPE (you can’t), EXAMINE WALL (you see a window), OPEN WINDOW
(it’s shut from the inside), BREAK WINDOW, ENTER, EXAMINE WAREHOUSE, TAKE SADDLE, LEAVE, N, E, UP,
W, N, SLEEP, S, W, S, EXAMINE TABLE, TAKE SCALPEL, N, E, E, DOWN, W, S, ENTER (you see a wagon),
ENTER, HIDE UNDER TARP, WAIT (the wagon travels down a road, then stops), WAIT, LEAVE, LEAVE, N, N
(you see a dell to the east).

Go E, S, E, S, E, S, W, S, W, S, W, S (you are behind a tent), CUT TENT (you make a slit), ENTER,
EXAMINE BLANKETS (you see a uniform, including a cap), TAKE UNIFORM, WEAR UNIFORM, S, S (you see a
horse tied up), SADDLE HORSE, UNTIE REINS, MOUNT HORSE, S, S, S (a tree bars your way), JUMP HORSE,
S (you hear water), S (by a bridge), DOWN (you are hidden under the bridge), WAIT, WAIT (horses
gallop past), UP, S, S, S (you see broken barrels), E, S, E, TALK TO MAN (he is sad as soldiers
stole his only mare and he cannot visit his mother), DISMOUNT, GIVE HORSE (he rides off), E, ENTER,
E, N, EXAMINE BED, TAKE DOLLARS, S, W, LEAVE.

Go N, EXAMINE ROOF, PULL BEAM, TAKE BEAM, S, W, W, N, W, W, S (there is a ditch), DROP BEAM, S, S,
S, S, E (at a clearing by a hospital), ENTER, TALK TO DOCTOR (he is short of medicine), GIVE QUININE
(a courier can give you a ride to Richmond), LEAVE, MOUNT HORSE (the courier takes your uniform when
you arrive in Richmond), N, N, E, ENTER, BUY TICKET, E, SHOW INDENTIFICATION, E, WAIT, BOARD TRAIN,
SHOW TICKET, LEAVE (you lose everything), E, E, E, EXAMINE CARRIAGE, N, READ PLAQUE, N, N (the lane
circles), W, N, E, N, UP, KNOCK DOOR. You are finished Part 1 Password for part 2 is GWTW.

Part 2

Isabel Gray is desperate. She says that Whitney Jones, the local cotton dealer is due to pay a call
at Five Oaks, but she is doubtful that the poor crop of cotton will raise two hundred dollars, which
is the sum needed to pay for the taxes. Money can be raised in Charleston, though it will be
difficult since the Yankee occupation.

INVENTORY (nothing), N, N, N, W, TALK TO CASSIOPEIA (her brother Aaron is held captive in
Villefranche), E, E, EXAMINE HEDGEROW (you see a gap), E, N, N, N, W, SHOUT (you hear footsteps),
WAIT (they run past), E, N, E, ENTER, UNBOLT DOOR (Aaron runs out), ENTER, TAKE HARNESS, LEAVE, W, N
(by a house), ENTER WINDOW, TAKE CARD, S, S, S, S, S, S, W, W, W (Aaron and Cassiopeia leave),
ENTER, TAKE BASKET. EXAMINE BASKET (empty), LEAVE, E, N, PICK COTTON, EXAMINE BASKET (some bulbs),
S, E, E, N, N, N, N, E, N, PICK COTTON, EXAMINE BASKET (many bulbs), S, W, S, S, S, S, W, W, S,
ENTER, S, S, DOWN (you see Whitney), SELL COTTON, INVENTORY (you have some dollars).

Go S, S, EXAMINE GARDEN, TAKE TROWEL, N, N, UP, ENTER, W, EXAMINE WINDOW (you see drapes), PULL
DRAPES, TAKE DRAPES, E, N, N, N, DIG (the trowel breaks), TAKE TURNIPS, S, ENTER HOUSE, S, UP, N
(door is locked), E, TALK TO CHRISTABEL (she says something about losing the raven), TAKE BOX (you
can’t), W, DOWN, E, EXAMINE HEARTH, TAKE PAPER, READ PAPER (this may be a railroad timetable), W,
S, DOWN, S, W, S, E, S, S, S, TALK TO TOM (his carriage is stuck and his horse has run off), W, W
(you hear boys), WAIT, S, S, S, E, ENTER, EXAMINE BOARDS (you see a crack), EXAMINE CRACK, TAKE
BOOK, EXAMINE BOOK (Edgar Allan Poe’s poems, including “The Raven”), LEAVE, W, W (you see a
horse).

FEED HORSE, UNTIE ROPE, E, N, N, N, E, E, HARNESS HORSE (Tom says he will return the favour), E,
EXAMINE NOOSE, CLIMB NOOSE, UP, EXAMINE NEST, TAKE KEY, DOWN, DOWN, W, N, N, N, W, N, E, N, UP,
ENTER, UP, UNLOCK DOOR, N, EXAMINE TABLE, TAKE PENDANT, S, E, GIVE BOOK, TAKE BOX, EXAMINE
REFELECTION, MAKE DRESS, WEAR DRESS, EXAMINE REFLECTION (you remember there is a party at Selwood
Hall in Charleston tonight), DROP BOX, DROP KEY, W, DOWN, E, W, E (wander around until you hear a
clock strike three), S, DOWN, S, W, S, E, S, S, S, W, W, W, WAIT (until you hear a train
approaching), WAIT (it stops), BOARD TRAIN, GIVE DOLLARS (you arrive at Charleston).

Go E, S, READ SIGN (pawnbroker), ENTER, PAWN PENDANT, INVENTORY (you get some dollars and a
receipt), LEAVE, N, N, EXAMINE CARRIAGE (for hire), ENTER, SAY SELWOOD HOTEL (you arrive and pay),
ENTER, N, N (an attendant asks for your invitation), GIVE CARD, N (you see Raif Boykin), DANCE RAIF
(he gives you money when he hears your story), S, S, LEAVE, N (you hear shots), W (Tom asks if you
want a ride home), ENTER (you arrive home; Tom says the war is almost over), N, N, W, N, E, N (Mr.
Smith has come for the tax money), GIVE DOLLARS (you pay Smith; the war ends; you redeem the
pendant, repay Raif and buy new curtains).

You are finished.

Terri Sheehan and Iamaran
2011-03-05