Key & Compass presents:
The Hose
by Anonymous

The Hose is a TADS 2 interactive fiction game and is © 2000 by Anonymous. It was an entry in the Speed-IF 12 event.

You play as Lars, a lab flunky who has the task of preparing the Special Surprise to honor the great inventor Chuck Schmendiman at a banquet. You rather envy and resent Schmendrick and have your own ideas what sort of surprise you'd really like to give him.

This solution is by David Welbourn.


Technologylab Your oldhometown,in the air sleep (end) squeezesponge

Technology lab

> about.

> x equipment. x pie. take it.

> x hose. take it. x nozzle. x flange. x button.

> x monitors. x Blar. attach hose to Blar.

> x cot. eat pie. sit on cot. sleep.

Your old hometown, in the air

> x sponge. x pedestrian. squeeze sponge.

Technology lab

> stand. x hose.

Fulton should make a cameo appearance here. Look at the hose twice, if necessary.

> x Pulmonator. attach hose to Pulmonator. push button. s.

*** You have won ***






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