Toeing the Line is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2004 by Gregory Weir. It was a participant in the Speed-IF Autocratic Fist event.
In this tiny one-room game, you play as a solider in Bush IV's America. A ferret emergency has been declared! You're the best ferret killer around, and with the announced bounty, you're certain to claim the rewards by toeing the line.
This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the game.
Ferret Line, Position #2317
> about. i. x sack. x parasol. open it.
> e. w. n. s. x me. z. (Continue to wait until the ferrets appear.)
> kill ferret. (+50) g. (+50) g. (+50) g. (+50)
> g. (+50) g. (+50) g. (+50) g. (+50)
There's just too many! Retreat!
*** You have fled ***
In that game you scored your-score out of a possible 400, in some turns, earning you the rank of ranking.
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.