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Laura Bow: The Colonel's Bequest walkthrough

The Colonel's Bequest - A Laura Bow Mystery -

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The Colonel's Bequest is a bit different from other Sierra Adventure's
because it's not really a quest like the other games.
It's based on the story and not really on a quest.
So this Solution is also a bit different; In fact it's not really a Solution
but a list of the events you have to see to solve TCB and a couple of vital
hints.
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First of all you have to know all the secret passages in the house.
In the back upstairs hallway are two cabinets "PULL CABINET" to open them.
Now walk up to the paintings and "LOOK EYES" facing the room you want to look
into. Now you can hear the people speaking and another quarter will pass.
In the back downstairs hallway are a mirror and a clock which you can also
"PULL MIRROR/CLOCK".So to solve TCB just make sure to stare into the 
following rooms at the following persons at the following times.Of course
enter the room if you can't watch the scene through a painting.
You don't have to do the thing's in the exact order but you should
perform them in that act!
(By the way; Henri is the Colonel, Wilbur is the Doctor and you're Laura)

TIME	PLACE			PERSONS

		* ACT I * - GERTRUDE DIJON WILL BE KILLED

19:00	YOUR ROOM		LILLIAN & ETHEL
19:15	HENRI'S ROOM		HENRI & FIFI
19:30	PARLOR			GERTIE & CLARENCE
19:45	BILLIARD ROOM		GLORIA & RUDY
	GERTIE & GLORIA'S ROOM	GERTIE

		* ACT II * - DR. WILBUR C. FEELS WILL BE KILLED

20:00	DINING ROOM		CLARENCE & WILBUR 
	 (THIS ONE'S A BIT TRICKY; FIRST GO OUTSIDE THE STUDY, FOLLOW THEM
	 INTO THE STUDY, THE LIBRARY, AND FINALLY LOOK INTO THE DINING ROOM
	 TO LISTEN TO THEIR DISCUSSION.)
20:15	BILLIARD ROOM		CLARENCE & GLORIA
20:30	PARLOR			ETHEL & POLLY (THE PARROT)
20:45	KITCHEN			CELIE & LILLIAN

		* ACT III * - GLORIA SWANSONG WILL BE KILLED

21:00	CLARENCE & RUDY'S ROOM	CLARENCE & RUDY
21:15	FIFI'S ROOM		RUDY & FIFI
21:30	BILLIARD ROOM		GLORIA
21:45	PLAYHOUSE		LILLIAN

		* ACT IV *

22:00	OUTSIDE STUDY		RUDY
22:15	IN STUDY		LILLIAN
22:30	BY STATUE OUTSIDE	CLARENCE & RUDY (FIGHTING)
22:45	OUTSIDE STUDY		ETHEL

		* ACT V * - FIFI & JEEVES WILL BE KILLED

23:00	PARLOR			CLARENCE
23:15	HENRI'S ROOM		LILLIAN & HENRI
23:30	DINING ROOM		RUDY
23:45	HENRI'S ROOM		EMPTY WHEELCHAIR !!

		* ACT VI * - ETHEL PRUNE WILL BE KILLED

24:00	YOUR ROOM		LILLIAN
24:15	CLARENCE & RUDY'S ROOM	CLARENCE
24:30	OUTSIDE STUDY		RUDY & BEAUREGARD (THE DOG)
24:45	CELIE'S HOUSE		CELIE (JUST KNOCK AT HER DOOR)

		* ACT VII * - CLARENCE SPARROW WILL BE KILLED

01:00	CLARENCE & RUDY'S ROOM	CLARENCE'S NOTEBOOK & BLOODSTAINS
01:15	PLAYHOUSE		LILLIAN
01:30	CHURCH			CELIE
01:45	YOUR ROOM		RUDY

		* ACT VIII * - LAST ACT; LILLIAN PRUNE WILL BE KILLED

02:00	FRONT DOOR (OUTSIDE)	BEAUREGARD (THE DOG)
	FOUNTAIN		LILLIAN
	ATTIC			RUDY & HENRI (FIGHTING)

Now Note the following:

 * You should find the body's of the murdered persons and "SEARCH BODY" them.

  Person		Posible Locations body (different each time you play)

  Gertie		outside underneath her window
  Wilbur		Stable/Church  find a MONOCLE
  Gloria		Gazebo/Well
  Fifi & Jeeves		Fifi's room
  Ethel			Warehouse/Rose Garden
  Clarence		Wilbur's room/Bathroom  find a BOX OF MATCHES
  Lillian		Fountain  find a DERRINGER, BULLET & SKELETON KEY

* A few other hints :

  Examine everything you find with the monocle
  Ask everyone about everyone and everything
  Show Everything to everybody

 * You should also perform the following things BEFORE act VII

  Get oilcan on table in warehouse
  Get crowbar in carriage in warehouse
  Oil helmet of armor in front downstairs hallway and open it
  Get Cane in one of secret passages (You'll find it anyway before act VII)
  Get bone from fridge in kitchen
  Give bone to dog and take necklace from his doghouse
  When you go to Celie's house in act VI give her the necklace and take the 
   carrot from the table in her cabin
  Give carrot to Blaze (the horse) and open the gate and take the lantern
  Open the ground in the church with the crowbar and take the bible
  Ring the bell next to the church with the cane and take the clank
   This is very very tricky; "RING BELL WITH CANE" and make sure you won't
   be hit by the falling bell; just save and try

 * And now for the cliMAX :

  Go to the fountain where Lillian lies dead (ACT VIII) and "GET DERRINGER"
  "GET BULLET" "SEARCH BODY" "LOOK SOLE" and stand in front of the statue        "INSERT SHAFT" "TURN SHAFT" now walk around the fountain to the back of 
  the statue and "TURN STATUE".
  Walk around
  the fountain again and "LIGHT LANTERN" and enter the secret passage!
  There are all the body's; somebody (Lillian) pushed them trough the laundry
  chute.Now "INSERT CLANK" "TURN CLANK" and open all the tombs with your
  crowbar, in one of them is a pouch of diamonds.Now walk back and go up to  
  the attic.
  Open the attic door with the skeleton key and you'll see Henri and Rudy
  trying to kill eachother with one of Wilbur's hyperdermic needles.
  You can solve TCB in two ways "SHOOT RUDY" (correct one) or "SHOOT HENRI"
  Choose the first and your SLEUTH-O-METER will be better and you (most
  important) will understand the story.

 * Epilogue :

  The colonel is in a better shape then everybody thought and invited
  all the guests to get to know them better, therefor he spied on them
  through the paintings, but he didn't see one murder.Lillian had always
  seen the colonel as her Daddy since her own dad committed suicide.But
  as you all know (ACT V - LILLIAN & HENRI) Henri didn't want to be her
  daddy anymore, so she began killiang everyone who she thought stood 
  between her and the colonel.The last one she'd wanted to kill was
  Rudy, but Rudy killed her in self-defense and thought to himself :
  "If I kill the colonel I'll get al his money", so he went to the
  attic and tried to kill Henri but You, Laura Bow, prevented him from
  such a terrible deed by shooting him. Celie gets all the money, you
  can keep the diamonds you found in the Crouton Tomb and Rudy is arrested

				THE END
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