Laura Bow: The Colonel's Bequest walkthrough
- Laura Bow: The Colonel's Bequest
The Colonel's Bequest - A Laura Bow Mystery -
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
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)
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
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".
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
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