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Colonel K., who heads a government department so secret that even he doesn't know its name, is in contact with the World's greatest secret agent, Danger Mouse, and his faithful assistant Penfold.


The Colonel is explaining how a mysterious Pi-beam is zapping World leaders. "They are being sent bananas, and causing a sticky problem for the government."


"So you see, D.M., unless something is done soon the World will be in a terrible jam."


"Luckily, we have traced the sauce...I mean source of this beam to a spot somewhere deep in the Black Forest. So that is where we want you to go."


"It should be a piece of cake Colonel," you reply. And you are off on yet another dangerous mission, to:
"The Black Forest Chateau"


You and Penfold fly out of London in the aerocar. Soon you are over the Black Forest. You spot a clearing below, and fly down to land nearby.
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You find yourself in a clearing in the forest. All around are towering snow-covered trees. There is a Woodmouse hut and a large tree here. A track leads out of the clearing.
Do you want to:
Go to the hut
Examine the tree
Follow the tracks
Explore the forest


You are next to a large tree standing on its own. High up you can see a hole in the trunk. On one branch of the tree there is a mechanical owl. As he sees you he flies off into the forest.
Do you want to:
Go to the clearing
Climb the tree
Follow the mechanical owl


You are perched high up in a tree. Far below you can see tracks leading through the forest. There is a hole in the trunk of the tree here containing a skeleton key.
Do you want to:
Take the skeleton key
Climb back down
Admire the view


You take the skeleton key, and climb back down the tree to join Penfold on the ground.


You are next to a large tree standing on its own. High up you can see a hole in the trunk.
Do you want to:
Go to the clearing
Climb the tree


You find yourself in a clearing in the forest. All around are towering snow-covered trees. There is a Woodmouse hut and a large tree here. A track leads out of the clearing.
Do you want to:
Go to the hut
Examine the tree
Follow the tracks
Explore the forest


You are outside a log cabin. You can see an empty bottle, a shovel, an axe, and a hacksaw.
Do you want to:
Take nothing
Take the shovel
Take the axe
Take the bottle
Take the hacksaw


You hear the woodmouse returning through the forest.
Do you want to:
Hide in the forest
Follow the track
Enter the hut


You are deep in the forest. Through the trees you can see a clearing.
Do you want to:
Go to the clearing
Explore further
Clear some snow


You have uncovered a rope.
Do you want to:
Explore further
Go to the clearing
Pick up the rope


You are deep in the forest. Through the trees you can see a clearing.
Do you want to:
Go to the clearing
Explore further
Clear some snow


You find yourself in a clearing in the forest. All around are towering snow-covered trees. There is a Woodmouse hut and a large tree here. A track leads out of the clearing.
Do you want to:
Go to the hut
Examine the tree
Follow the tracks
Explore the forest


You are outside a log cabin. You can see an empty bottle, an axe, and a hacksaw.
You can swap the shovel.
Do you want to:
Keep the shovel
Take the axe
Take the bottle
Take the hacksaw


You hear the woodmouse returning through the forest.
Do you want to:
Hide in the forest
Follow the track
Enter the hut


You are at the Chateau entrance. There is a deep murky moat that surrounds the Chateau. It is crossed by a large stone bridge. Some tracks lead back into the forest.
Do you want to:
Follow the murky moat
Go to the clearing
Cross the stone bridge


You are on the bank of a murky moat. A path leads to a bridge, and another path leads further around the moat.
Do you want to:
Follow the murky moat
Go toward the bridge
Enter the forest


You are on the bank of a murky moat, at the edge of the forest. A path leads around the moat, and a faint track leads into the forest. There is a boat on the bank.
Do you want to:
Follow the murky moat
Enter the forest
Launch the boat


You are in a misty forest glade, by the bank of a wide stream. A faint track leads into the forest.
Do you want to:
Go up stream
Go down stream
Enter the forest


You are on a path, by a stream. The path leads to a misty glade. There are some stepping stones which cross the stream, and a twisty path which leads amongst the trees.
Do you want to:
Cross the stepping stones
Follow the stream
Follow the twisty path


You are at the entrance to an old abandoned mine. Here you find: an old lantern, a pick-axe, and an empty sack.
Do you want to:
Take nothing
Take the lantern
Take the pick-axe
Take the empty sack


The mine entrance stands before you. There is a track leading into the forest. Another path leads toward a misty clearing.
Do you want to:
Go to the stream
Enter the forest
Enter the mine


You are in a steeply sloping, ill-lit mine shaft. There are many narrow corridors leading deeper into the mine. You can see a pit here.
Do you want to:
Leave the mine
Explore the mine
Examine the pit


You are at the bottom of what appears to be a well. High above you can hear voices, but you cannot hear what is being said. You can see a gold coin, next to an old bucket, in the mud here.
Do you want to:
Retrace your steps
Take the gold coin
Take the old bucket


You are at the bottom of what appears to be a well. High above you can hear voices, but you cannot hear what is being said. You can see a gold coin in the mud here.
You can swap the bucket.
Do you want to:
Retrace your steps
Take the gold coin


You are in a steeply sloping, ill-lit mine shaft. There are many narrow corridors leading deeper into the mine. You can see a pit here.
Do you want to:
Leave the mine
Explore the mine
Examine the pit


You are at the entrance to an old abandoned mine. Here you find: a pick-axe, and an empty sack.
You can swap the lamp.
Do you want to:
Keep the lamp
Take the pick-axe
Take the empty sack


The mine entrance stands before you. There is a track leading into the forest. Another path leads toward a misty clearing.
Do you want to:
Go to the stream
Enter the forest
Enter the mine


You are on a path, by a stream. The path leads to a misty glade. There are some stepping stones which cross the stream, and a twisty path which leads amongst the trees.
Do you want to:
Cross the stepping stones
Follow the stream
Follow the twisty path


You are in a misty forest glade, by the bank of a wide stream. A faint track leads into the forest.
Do you want to:
Go up stream
Go down stream
Enter the forest


You are in a small clearing, beside a woodpile. The snow and trees make it difficult to see where any paths lead.
Do you want to:
Explore the forest
Follow the tracks
Chop some wood


You are in a small clearing, beside a woodpile. The snow and trees make it difficult to see where any paths lead. There are some logs here.
Do you want to:
Explore the forest
Follow the tracks
Chop some wood
Take some logs


You are in a small clearing, beside a woodpile. The snow and trees make it difficult to see where any paths lead.
Do you want to:
Explore the forest
Follow the tracks
Chop some wood


You find yourself in a clearing in the forest. All around are towering snow-covered trees. There is a Woodmouse hut and a large tree here. A track leads out of the clearing.
Do you want to:
Go to the hut
Examine the tree
Follow the tracks
Explore the forest


You are outside a log cabin. You can see an empty bottle, a shovel, and a hacksaw.
You can swap the axe.
Do you want to:
Keep the axe
Take the shovel
Take the bottle
Take the hacksaw


You hear the woodmouse returning through the forest.
Do you want to:
Hide in the forest
Follow the track
Enter the hut


You are at the Chateau entrance. There is a deep murky moat that surrounds the Chateau. It is crossed by a large stone bridge. Some tracks lead back into the forest.
Do you want to:
Follow the murky moat
Go to the clearing
Cross the stone bridge


You are on the bank of a murky moat. A path leads to a bridge, and another path leads further around the moat.
Do you want to:
Follow the murky moat
Go toward the bridge
Enter the forest


You are on the bank of a murky moat, at the edge of the forest. A path leads around the moat, and a faint track leads into the forest. There is a boat on the bank.
Do you want to:
Follow the murky moat
Enter the forest
Launch the boat


Penfold sits down and watches you try to push the boat into the moat. Luckily you have some logs which you use as rollers, and the boat slides easily into the water.


You are on the bank of a murky moat, at the edge of the forest. A path leads around the moat, and a faint track leads into the forest. There is a boat in the moat.
Do you want to:
Follow the murky moat
Enter the forest
Enter the boat


You are aboard a boat in the murky moat. You can see the bank of the moat. High above you there is an open window leading into the Chateau.
Do you want to:
Leave the boat
Jump up to the window
Climb up using the rope


You are in a kitchen. There is a passage at one end. Some stairs next to you lead upward. There is an underpaid chef here, who moonlights as a Werewolf. He appears to be sleeping. On some shelves you find: some bottles of milk, a red herring, and a pepper pot.
Do you want to:
Take nothing
Take some milk
Take the herring
Take the pepper pot


The chef stirs, and begins to wake up.
Do you want to:
Leave by the window
Enter the dark passage
Go up the stone steps


You are running up a circular stone stairway, half way to the top of one of the Chateau towers.
Do you want to:
Continue up to the top
Stop to catch your breath


You have reached a small room at the top of the stairs. There is a window through which you see a narrow ledge that might support your weight. In the corner of the room you can see a feather.
Do you want to:
Go down the stairs
Climb onto the ledge
Leap from the window
Take the feather


As you take the feather, Penfold says "Do you think that feather will help us get down from here Chief?"
Do you want to:
Go down the stairs
Climb onto the ledge
Leap from the window


You have fallen into the moat. There is a great white shark here. Unluckily, he is a lone shark, and he takes a great deal of interest. You swiftly climb out of the moat.


You are on the bank of a murky moat. A path leads to a bridge, and another path leads further around the moat.
Do you want to:
Follow the murky moat
Go toward the bridge
Enter the forest


You are on the bank of a murky moat, at the edge of the forest. A path leads around the moat, and a faint track leads into the forest. There is a boat in the moat.
Do you want to:
Follow the murky moat
Enter the forest
Enter the boat


You are at the Chateau entrance. There is a deep murky moat that surrounds the Chateau. It is crossed by a large stone bridge. Some tracks lead back into the forest.
Do you want to:
Follow the murky moat
Go to the clearing
Cross the stone bridge


You find yourself in a clearing in the forest. All around are towering snow-covered trees. There is a Woodmouse hut and a large tree here. A track leads out of the clearing.
Do you want to:
Go to the hut
Examine the tree
Follow the tracks
Explore the forest


You are outside a log cabin. You can see a shovel, an axe, and a hacksaw.
You can swap the bottle.
Do you want to:
Keep the bottle
Take the shovel
Take the axe
Take the hacksaw


You hear the woodmouse returning through the forest.
Do you want to:
Hide in the forest
Follow the track
Enter the hut


"Phew! Just in time" says Penfold. You are now inside the woodmouse's hut. It is nice and warm here. There is some garlic hanging by the window.
Do you want to:
Go to the clearing
Explore the hut
Take the garlic


You notice a trapdoor in the floor. It leads to a cellar.
Do you want to:
Go to the clearing
Go down to the cellar


"Cripes!" mutters Penfold. A ten foot gorilla stands next to you. There is a wrought iron gate behind the gorilla.
Do you want to:
Return to the hut
Panic
Tell a few gorilla jokes
Go through the gate
Give the gorilla the feather


The gorilla chuckles, and tries to tickle you with the feather. He does not seem to mind as you pass through the gate.


You have entered a smuggler's cave. Smuggling in this area did not pay, and the cave has been deserted for a long time. There is: a powder keg and a compass here.
Do you want to:
Take nothing
Take the powder keg
Take the compass


You spy an exit, leading toward daylight, through a crack in the cave wall.
Do you want to:
Enter the cellar
Go toward the light


You are at the Chateau entrance. There is a deep murky moat that surrounds the Chateau. It is crossed by a large stone bridge. Some tracks lead back into the forest.
Do you want to:
Follow the murky moat
Go to the clearing
Cross the stone bridge


You are on the bank of a murky moat. A path leads to a bridge, and another path leads further around the moat.
Do you want to:
Follow the murky moat
Go toward the bridge
Enter the forest


You are on the bank of a murky moat, at the edge of the forest. A path leads around the moat, and a faint track leads into the forest. There is a boat in the moat.
Do you want to:
Follow the murky moat
Enter the forest
Enter the boat


You are in a misty forest glade, by the bank of a wide stream. A faint track leads into the forest.
Do you want to:
Go up stream
Go down stream
Enter the forest


You are on a path, by a stream. The path leads to a misty glade. There are some stepping stones which cross the stream, and a twisty path which leads amongst the trees.
Do you want to:
Cross the stepping stones
Follow the stream
Follow the twisty path


You are halfway across a wide stream. The water looks cold and clear, it is probably bottled as Chateau spa water. To one side the forest seems thicker and darker.
Do you want to:
Continue across the stream
Turn back to the near bank
Fill your bottle with water


As you are filling the bottle, you notice a ring glittering on the stream bed. You take the ring.


You are halfway across a wide stream. The water looks cold and clear, it is probably bottled as Chateau spa water. To one side the forest seems thicker and darker.
Do you want to:
Continue across the stream
Turn back to the near bank
Fill your bottle with water


You appear to be lost in dense forest. It is cold, dark and gloomy under these trees, and you seem to be lost. Your compass points forward.
Do you want to:
Press on
Turn back


You appear to be lost in dense forest. It is cold, dark and gloomy under these trees, and you seem to be lost. Your compass points forward.
Do you want to:
Press on
Turn back


You appear to be lost in dense forest. It is cold, dark and gloomy under these trees, and you seem to be lost. Your compass points forward.
Do you want to:
Press on
Turn back


You appear to be lost in dense forest. It is cold, dark and gloomy under these trees, and you seem to be lost. Your compass points forward.
Do you want to:
Press on
Turn back


You have come across a hermit crab, wandering in the forest. He only has one claw, and seems harmless enough.
Do you want to:
Enter the forest
Grin inanely
Give him the ring


The hermit joyfully thanks you, and he gives you a flask of moonshine in return.


You are deep in the forest. Through the trees you can see a clearing.
Do you want to:
Go to the clearing
Explore further


You find yourself in a clearing in the forest. All around are towering snow-covered trees. There is a Woodmouse hut and a large tree here. A track leads out of the clearing.
Do you want to:
Go to the hut
Examine the tree
Follow the tracks
Explore the forest


You are at the Chateau entrance. There is a deep murky moat that surrounds the Chateau. It is crossed by a large stone bridge. Some tracks lead back into the forest.
Do you want to:
Follow the murky moat
Go to the clearing
Cross the stone bridge


You are on the bank of a murky moat. A path leads to a bridge, and another path leads further around the moat.
Do you want to:
Follow the murky moat
Go toward the bridge
Enter the forest


You are on the bank of a murky moat, at the edge of the forest. A path leads around the moat, and a faint track leads into the forest. There is a boat in the moat.
Do you want to:
Follow the murky moat
Enter the forest
Enter the boat


You are aboard a boat in the murky moat. You can see the bank of the moat. High above you there is an open window leading into the Chateau.
Do you want to:
Leave the boat
Jump up to the window
Climb up using the rope


You are in a kitchen. There is a passage at one end. Some stairs next to you lead upward. There is an underpaid chef here, who moonlights as a Werewolf. He appears to be sleeping. On some shelves you find: some bottles of milk, and a pepper pot.
You can swap the herring.
Do you want to:
Keep the herring
Take some milk
Take the pepper pot


The chef stirs, and begins to wake up.
Do you want to:
Leave by the window
Give him the flask
Enter the dark passage
Go up the stone steps


The werewolf gulps down the flask of moonshine, and suddenly falls into a deep sleep.


The chef sleeps soundly on. An empty jug rolls at his feet.
Do you want to:
Leave by the window
Enter the dark passage
Go up the stone steps


You are in a passage leading from the kitchen. There is an exit to one side. A switch is on the wall.
Do you want to:
Press the switch
Enter the kitchen
Go through the exit
Go along the passage


You are in a large glass covered conservatory, full of plants. One plant smells of cheese. It could be a cheese plant. There is a door leading to the garden, and a door leading into the Chateau. It seems hot in here!
Do you want to:
Examine the plant
Enter the Chateau
Enter the garden


You are in a passage leading from the kitchen. There is an exit to one side. A switch is on the wall.
Do you want to:
Press the switch
Enter the kitchen
Go through the exit
Go along the passage


You are in a passage leading from the kitchen. There is an exit to one side. A switch is on the wall.
Do you want to:
Press the switch
Enter the kitchen
Go through the exit
Go along the passage


You are in a large glass covered conservatory, full of plants. One plant smells of cheese. It could be a cheese plant. There is a door leading to the garden, and a door leading into the Chateau. It seems chilly in here!
Do you want to:
Examine the plant
Enter the garden
Enter the Chateau


You are on a snow covered lawn which slopes away to the moat. Unfortunately, so is the Chateau cat, and he looks very hungry.
Do you want to:
Beat a retreat
Leap past the cat
Offer the red herring


The cat is fooled by the red herring, and takes it away to eat at leisure.


You are on a snow covered lawn which slopes away to the moat. Some steps lead down to the moat edge. You could fill a container with some water from here.
Do you want to:
Fill the bucket
Fill the bottle
Enter the conservatory
Go for a swim


You now have a bucket full of murky moat water.


You are on a snow covered lawn which slopes away to the moat. Some steps lead down to the moat edge. You could fill a container with some water from here.
Do you want to:
Fill the bucket
Fill the bottle
Enter the conservatory
Go for a swim


You are in a large glass covered conservatory, full of plants. One plant smells of cheese. It could be a cheese plant. There is a door leading to the garden, and a door leading into the Chateau. It seems chilly in here!
Do you want to:
Examine the plant
Enter the garden
Enter the Chateau


You are in a passage leading from the kitchen. There is an exit to one side. A switch is on the wall.
Do you want to:
Press the switch
Enter the kitchen
Go through the exit
Go along the passage


As you move down the passage, three bats fly toward you, and with a burst of smoke, they change into mechanical vampires.
Do you want to:
Retreat down the passage
Throw the murky water
Look menacing


The mechanical vampires grimace briefly as the murky water short circuits them. Then they explode leaving only smoking remains in the passage.


There are the remains of three mechanical vampires here. The passage leads into the entrance hall from here.
Do you want to:
Enter the hall
Go down the passage


You are in the entrance hall of the Chateau. This is a wide hall with a large wooden door leading out. At one end of the hall is a wide sweeping stairway, and to one side is a dark stairway leading down.
Do you want to:
Leave by the oak door
Enter the passage
Go down the dark stairs
Go up the wide stairs


You are in a dark stone vault. A flickering torch casts light onto a skeleton chained to the wall.
Do you want to:
Climb the steps
Explore the vault
Examine the skeleton
Unchain the skeleton


As you unchain the skeleton, you notice a number printed on his shoulder bone. You had better make a note of it, in case it is an important bone number.
The number is: 7842981.


As you unlock the last chain, a large net drops on top of you. It appears that you have fallen for a fiendish trap.


The skeleton drags you off into the dungeon depths. Here he locks you in an iron cage, which hangs over a burning brazier.
Will you be able to hang on.....or will Penfold be in hot water....Find out in part two.


To Be Continued....

You will then have to stop the cassette, remove it from the recorder, turn it around to Side 2, place it back into the recorder, type LOAD "" on the console keyboard (without leaving a space between the quotation marks), and press Enter to load Part 2; the number 7842981 is the secret code to activate it and each figure will appear on the screen as you type it in (it also keeps you from having to go through this part again if you have to turn off the console).