Colonel's Bequest

Colonel's Bequest

AKA Laura Bow

Year:  1989

Genre:  Mystery

Links:  GOG, Moby Games, Adventure Gamers


Act 1

7:00pm

Go east and ask Ethel about Rudy. Return west, then continue west and north into the bathroom. Look at Lillian twice while she is applying her perfume (so you recognise it later). Pull the armoire on the left to find a secret passage in the west wall. Look through the holes in the north painting to spy on Fifi and Henri.

7:15pm

Return east out of the secret passage, then go through the north doorway on the west wall. Look at the colonel, then at his cigar. Walk west again and look at the bag. Return east twice to the hallway, and pull the armoire on the right to find another secret passage. Look through the holes in the north painting to spy on Ethel and Lillian. Return west out of the secret passage, then go south, downstairs and north. Pull the clock on the left to find yet another secret passage. Look through the holes in the south painting to spy on Rudy and Gloria.

7:30pm

Return east out of the secret passage, then pull the mirror on the right to find another. Look through the holes in the south painting to spy on Clarence and Gertie.

7:45pm

Return west out of the secret passage, then go south twice to be outside the mansion. From here go west 3 times and south, then enter the Carriage House. Pick up the oilcan from the bench, then look in the carriage (you will pick up a crowbar). Leave this building, and go north twice and into a chapel. Walk over towards the pulpit, then look at the floor. Pry the boards with the crowbar, then look in the hole and take the bible (you will read it and put it back).

Now head east 3 times and south to go through the back door of the mansion. Head west twice to find the study. Look at the gun on the desk. Open the cabinet on the left side of the north wall. Go east twice, south and east again into the parlor. Look at the decanter. Return west and walk over to the knight, then use your oil on the mask. Open the mask and you will take a valve and a note. Now head upstairs and through the west door into Gertie's bedroom to see she is sleeping.

Act 2

8:00pm

Leave the room to the east, then pick up the handkerchief. Go back into the room to the west and look at the window. Return east again, then go downstairs, north and west twice to the study. Go outside to the west from the study to see Wilbur and Clarence talking.

8:15pm

Follow the men east twice, then pull the mirror and look through the holes to the north to see them talking. Go through the north door, then head east to the kitchen.

8:30pm

Open the icebox (you will take a soup bone). Go outside to the east from the kitchen. Give the bone to the dog, then look in the doghouse (you will take a necklace). Go back inside to the west and give the necklace to Celie. Walk west twice and pull the clock, then look through the holes to the south to spy on Clarence and Gloria.

8:45pm

Return east, then go south and west into the billiard room. Go outside to the west and search Gertie's body. Go inside to the east, then continue east, upstairs and east to see Rudy and Fifi. Leave to the west, then go north and west into the Colonel's room. Look in the cannon on the fireplace and take the key. Now head east, south, downstairs, north and east 3 times to be outside the kitchen. Open the basement door to see where the butler lives. Go back upstairs, then go inside to the kitchen and west 3 times to see Wilbur in the library.

Act 3

9:00pm

Leave the room to the east, then go west and pick up the poker, then look at the feathers. Read the magazine. Now go west, south, upstairs, north and pull the left armoire. Look through the holes to the north to spy on the Colonel.

You now need to search the 4 secret passages and pick up a cane on the floor of one of them. Once you have it, go upstairs, then up the extra set of stairs on the right of the upper landing. Go through the doorway to the east to find Fifi's room and look at the decanter on the desk. Go back downstairs, then north and pull the right armoire. Look through the holes to the south.

9:15pm

Return west out of the secret passage, then go west twice to Wilbur's room. Look at the bag to see it is not here. Now head east twice, south, downstairs and south to be outside. Go east twice and north (to the left of the screen) to find a shack. Knock on the door, then go back outside again. Knock on the door to get inside again, and take the carrot from the table. Head outside again.

Go west 5 times and enter the chapel. If Wilbur's body is here, search it to find a monocle. Leave the chapel and go south from the left side of the screen, then enter the stable. If Wilbur's body is here, search it to find a monocle. Examine the handkerchief with the monocle, then examine the poker with the monocle. Feed the carrot to Blaze, then open the gate and take the lantern from the wall.

Go back outside, then head north and east to the bell tower. Climb the ladder and oil the bell, then climb back down. Stand just right of the ring beneath the bell, and pull the ring with your cane. Look at the bell and take the crank. Walk south and open the door of the doll house.

9:30pm

Leave the doll house and go east, in through the door, east twice, south, upstairs, upstairs again and east into Fifi's room.

9:45pm

Go back out of Fifi's room and downstairs, then go north and west to the Colonel's room. If the elevator is here, enter it (if not, go east, south, downstairs, north and west, then get in the elevator). Once inside, unlock the elevator, then press up until you reach the attic. Read the newspapers, then go south. Search the trunk and look at the clothes. Return north and into the elevator. Press down twice, then go east, south and west.

Act 4

10:00pm

Go east, then return west. Look at the feathers and pick up the record, then examine the record with your monocle. Examine the mud with your monocle. Leave this room and search all 4 of the secret passages until you find a cigar - pick it up. Go downstairs and west through the library into the study.

10:15pm

Go outside to the west from the study to see Rudy.

10:30pm

Save your game here. You need to make it to the gazebo without running into Clarence or Ethel. Head back east inside the house, and go east 5 times to be outside the kitchen, then continue south and east to the gazebo. Search the body. Now go west twice to the statue out the front of the house, and you will see Clarence and Rudy fight.

10:45pm

Go north and back into the house. Continue north and east to the dining room to see Fifi and Jeeves. Next head west and north twice to find Ethel in the rose garden.

Act 5

11:00pm

Go south then north again. If Ethel's body is here, search it. Go south, west, south and west. Enter the carriage house; if Ethel's body is here, search it. Go back outside, then continue south from the left part of the screen. Pick up the rolling pin and examine it with your monocle. Examine the footprint with your monocle.

Go up to Fifi's room by heading east 3 times, north 3 times, upstairs twice and east. Look at Fifi, then go downstairs twice and east to see Clarence in the parlor.

11:15pm

Look at the cigar, then go west, north and east to see Rudy in the dining room.

11:30pm

Now head west, south, upstairs and north. Pull the left armoire then look through the holes in the north painting to spy on Lillian and the Colonel.

11:45pm

Leave to the east, then pull the left armoire and you should smell perfume in the secret passage (if you don't, check out all the other secret passages until you do). Go downstairs and through the dining room to the kitchen, then east again to go outside. Open the door to go down into the butler's room. Look at the flowers on the bed. Go back upstairs, then inside to the west. Continue west twice, south, upstairs, north and west to the Colonel's room.

Act 6

12:00am

Look at the wheelchair, then go east and north and look in the garbage can. Examine the bottle with your monocle. Now head south twice, upstairs and east into Fifi's room. Search the bodies, and look at the decanter, then examine it with your monocle. Leave the room and go downstairs, then north. Pull the right armoire and look through the holes in the north painting to spy on Lillian.

12:15am

Look through the holes in the south painting to spy on Clarence.

12:30am

Walk west, south, downstairs and east into the parlor. Examine the glass on the bar with your monocle. Next go west, north and west twice into the study. Look in the cabinet (one of the weapons is missing). Go west out of the study to see Rudy with the dog.

12:45am

Go east near the bottom of the screen, then east 3 more times and north to the left of the screen. Knock on the door to Celie's shack.

Act 7

1:00am

Head west, inside to the kitchen and west 4 times to the study. Look at the glass case to see the gun is missing. Next go east twice, south, upstairs and north and west twice. If Clarence's body is here, search it to find some matches and look at the dagger. Return east twice and go north to the bathroom. If Clarence's body is here, search it to find some matches and look at the dagger. Return south and go east to your room. Open Lillian's suitcase and take the diary. Examine the diary with your monocle, then read it.

Go west, south, downstairs and south to be outside. Continue east twice and enter the hedge garden. Walk over to the stone statue and put the valve in the shaft. Turn the handle, then push the statue. Light your lantern (with the matches) before going down the steps.

Head west twice, then walk to the bottom left of the screen to find the pile of bodies. Insert your crank in the plate on the left wall and turn the crank. Go west through the doorway and west again, then up the stairs into a crypt. Pry open the vault labelled "Ruby" with your crowbar. Look in the vault and take the pouch. Return all the way back to the hedge garden, then go west 5 times and north on the left of the screen. Enter the chapel to see Celie.

1:15am

Leave the chapel, then go south and open the door of the doll house to see Lillian.

1:30am

Go back outside, then head east and east into the study, then continue east twice, south, upstairs, north and east to see Rudy.

1:45am

Next go west, south and east, and read the notebook.

Act 8

2:00am

Walk west, downstairs and south. Read the note on the front door. Go east twice and into the hedge garden.

2:15am

Search the body (you will take a skeleton key). Pick up the gun and the bullet. Leave the hedge maze and return west twice and in through the front door of the mansion. Go upstairs, north and west into the Colonel's room. Look in the bag, then return east, south and upstairs. Put the bullet in the gun, then unlock the attic door (with the skeleton key) and open the door. Save your game. Go through the doorway and shoot either Rudy or Henri for two alternate endings.