The Hose is a TADS 2 interactive fiction game and is © 2000 by Anonymous. It was an entry in the Speed-IF 12 event.
You play as Lars, a lab flunky who has the task of preparing the Special Surprise to honor the great inventor Chuck Schmendiman at a banquet. You rather envy and resent Schmendrick and have your own ideas what sort of surprise you'd really like to give him.
This solution is by David Welbourn.
> x equipment. x pie. take it.
> x hose. take it. x nozzle. x flange. x button.
> x monitors. x Blar. attach hose to Blar.
> x cot. eat pie. sit on cot. sleep.
Your old hometown, in the air
> x sponge. x pedestrian. squeeze sponge.
> stand. x hose.
Fulton should make a cameo appearance here. Look at the hose twice, if necessary.
> x Pulmonator. attach hose to Pulmonator. push button. s.
*** You have won ***
This walkthrough is provided free of charge since I wrote this walkthrough prior to January 2015 when I began my Patreon account, and also because the work it's based on has less than fifteen locations (so I wouldn't have charged for it anyway). I've since reformatted this walkthrough to use my currently preferred style. I hope you enjoy it!
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