Room 43

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…a great hall, dominated by the entrance to room 22. The face over the door had a sly look.

“Is it good or bad to have only two choices?” they wanted to know.

It was, predictably enough, neither “good” nor “bad.” These people just didn’t know how to phrase a meaningful question. You have to be very particular in this House.

We went on to…

  - Images and text copyright 1985 by Christopher Manson
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Room Type: TRAP     Doors: 4  5  14  22  28  38


● PEEK and PART reversed say KEEP and TRAP. [Credit: John Bailey] The back of the room reads, left to right, “KEEP YOURSELF.” In the form of a classic word puzzle, the word “YOURSELF” is separated by being on two jars, so that the phrase in the back of the room reads “keep yourself apart.” [Independent Credit: Barry / Aria | White Raven] Perhaps the bell/sounding bell/phonograph flute in the doorway suggests filling in a word (“apart”) between the jars. [Credit: White Raven]


65 thoughts on “Room 43

  1. I suppose if the hair/yarn does not have to mark the correct door in any way – then there is a hairy ape in 38. So we could go from 1 to 41 to 38 to 43.

  2. If yarn is supposed to connect to Ariadne’s tread, then how? I suppose people have connected yarn to the doll’s hair in 41. And that curtains in the doorway in 43 look like hair. And the 2 marks above the door could be a crown. So maybe this is the princess Ariadne. But door 21 does not lead to 43 any quick way that I can see.

  3. I think that the message in Room 1 could possibly relate to this room. There are several clues to suggest the word MINOTAUR. According to Greek Mythology, the Minotaur was a beast that wandered the Labyrinth, which was created by Daedalus, and was killed by Theseus, who used Ariadne’s yarn to find his way through. In Room 1, the words STORY, FABLE, TALE could all relate to myths. The last word was YARN, which could refer to the story/fable/tale of Theseus using yarn to defeat the Minotaur.

    • TriSkeet,

      I like the yarn = thread of Theseus connection. An interesting theory.

      Welcome to The Abyss!

      White Raven


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