Key & Compass presents:
A Boy and his Goat
by Ola Sverre Bauge

A Boy and his Goat is a Z-machine version 5 interactive fiction story written with Inform 6 and is © 1998 by Ola Sverre Bauge. It was an entry in the Speed-IF 3 event.

In this very short sparse story, you play as a peasant boy carrying a legless goat to market. From this story, a moral may be wrought.

This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the story.


(win) (lose) e e sit on hill Hillpath Clearing


> i. x goat. w. e.


> x hill. sit on hill. (Your goat and pants are stolen as you sleep.)

*** It's going to be a long cold winter ***

> undo

> e. e. (You sell the goat for a few coins.)

*** It's going to be a moderately lengthy and chilly winter ***



Well, there aren't really any characters to speak of, but still:



In that game you scored your-score out of a possible 1, in few turns, earning you the rank of ranking.


Thank You to my Patreon supporters

This walkthrough is provided free of charge since I wrote this walkthrough prior to January 2015 when I began my Patreon account, and also because the work it's based on has less than fifteen locations (so I wouldn't have charged for it anyway). I've since reformatted this walkthrough to use my currently preferred style. I hope you enjoy it!

I'm still creating new walkthroughs! Larger ones too! Please visit my Patreon account if you're interested in helping me create more interactive fiction walkthroughs. I appreciate all the help I can get! Thanks again.