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About the StoryThe Sprout Pouch
[Censored version of Reor's Bush-Cave]
An Interactive Fiction by Richard H
Release 42 / Serial number 170426 / Inform 7 build 6M62 (I6/v6.33 lib 6/12N)
EXCERPT FROM PAGE 29 IN THE MANUSCRIPT BOOK (which is an item you should be looking for during play):
I wasn't exactly sure where Reor (pronounced ROAR) had gotten off to, but I had a pretty good idea.
...and I'd always meant to see what sort of hole he'd dug up behind that bush... Ahem! Excuse me. I meant his 'Bush-Cave'. (He hates when people just call it a bush.)
Anyways, if we could but just surmount my constant digressions, the story would progress thusly: I walked slowly towards Reor's bush-cave.
Once I was around twenty paces from it, the smell nearly knocked me backwards. I didn't know what he had stashed away to rot and be rolled around in down in that hole, but I knew that I was going to have to tough it out.
I pulled my shirt up over my nose. Then, I mustered up all of my courage and began to inch slowly towards the unholy stench. It was hard to take that first step, but Pop and a couple of nice ladies were waiting for me back on that island near Greece a couple of few thousand years ago....-- and I had left them in a pretty tough spot, so I sallied forth.
With my nose under the collar of my shirt, I dropped down into the bush-cave, and...
***** Welcome to Reor's Bush-Cave! *****
*** SYSTEM MESSAGE: YOU CURRENTLY HAVE TIME. ...BUT ONLY UNTIL YOU HAVE NO TIME... WHICH SHOULDN'T BE A PROBLEM UNTIL JUST BEFORE 10:00 AM - WHICH IS WHEN THE GAME WILL END IF YOU'RE SLACKING... SO, YOU MAY WANT TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO USE THE POUCH(ES) TO YOUR ADVANTAGE BEFORE THEN!
MESSAGE DELIVERED: 9:00 am (game-time)***
-Please feel free to frolic about!!!
-Right now, you're in a hole beneath your cat's favorite bush.
-The Sprout Pouch you carry still sort of works, but not to its full potential.
-It is now 9:00 am. You have until the clock strikes 10:00 am to collect the necessary items and perform the actions required to get back to save Pop.
-Just remember: time is but a passage. ...or a tunnel. ...or something like that.
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