|Case: Example (dummy)|
Murder, for example.
|Mystery time: Early on Saturday evening|
At the sound of the gong
|Page fetched at: Time|
Move ends at: Time
|Objects||Info requested about The library table||The table is a solid, carved, oak affair with a drawer at each end.|
|On the table is The wine glass, Lady Nancy's hat and The broken candle. There is a smear of blood on the surface where Lady Nancy's hat was dropped.|
|Info requested about The broken candle||It looks like a plain, white, wax candle. It has been snapped in two and the two halves rest on the table.|
|You would expect the halves of a candle to be held together by the wick. On closer examination there is wick only at the ends of the candle. The broken surface shows a pencil thick insert of some dark brown, slightly sticky material. It crumbles easily.|
|Info requested about The wine glass||The glass has not been used for wine. There are some chips of wax and some brown, sticky, crumbs in the bottom.|
|Info requested about Lady Nancy's hat||It's a neat, dark blue, velvet, cloche with a half veil, a diamond pin and a jaunty, curled, feather.|
|The hat's feather has been dipped in blood, it sags now and leaves a smear.|
|Info requested about The manuscript|
|The pages look a little battered now. There are many crossings out and corrections. The first page is numbered 86.|
|Info requested about The grandfather clock||The clock lies on it's left side. The door has fallen open and you can see the weights and pendulum lying in a tangled heap. The top of the clock has half seperated from the body.|
|You remember that you were once told the clock is a Tompion, and rather valuable.|
|The top of the clock is filthy. It's obvious the maids never dust it.|
|Info requested about The writing desk|
|It is a very plain, mahogany desk. It has scarred legs and altogether looks well used.|
|This is the first time you've seen it open. There is a lot of splintering. Papers and oddments are jumbled inside and around it as if it had been hastily searched.|
The guests assembled before dinner. The shooting party swapped stories of the day's sport whilst the others compared percussive headaches.
|Observations:||You are hungry. You hope this will not delay dinner.|
|The grandfather clock stopped at ten minutes to two.|
|Some splinters of wood from the writing desk are lying in the pool of blood. They must have fallen after the blood spread.|
|There are some numbers written on the wall where they were hidden by the grandfather clock. It looks like w64°54' 40'' n32°17'30''|
|The first volume of The Encyclopedia is missing from the shelf.|
|New messages:||From: Didius Drew
Sent: move 1
"I bagged eight pheasants."
|From: Stephanie Queen
Sent: move 1
"A ladies bicycle has been thrown into the pool by the bridge. It looks new. It might be worth sending a gardener to fish it out."
|From:Lady Nancy Falco
To: Stephanie Queen, Kate Alleyn, Miss V I Wimsey
Sent: move 1
"Someone has pinched my hat. Have you still got yours?"
Sent: move 2
"The lock on the writing desk has been shot out with a solid bullet, not pellets like we've been using."
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