Reservoir North

You are in a cavern to the north of what was formerly a lake. However, with the water level lowered, there is merely a shallow stream, easily. A slimy stairway climbs to the north.
There is a hand-held air pump here.

> take the pump

Taken.

> go south
> go south
> go east
> go down

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Reservoir

You are on what used to be a large lake, but which is now a large mud pile. There are “shores” to the north and south. Half-buried in the mud is an old trunk, bulging with jewels.
A suspicious-looking individual with a large bag just wandered through and quietly abstracted some valuables from the room.

> go north

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Maintenance room

This was the maintenance room for Flood Control Dam #3. Apparently, the room has been ransacked, for most of the valuable equipment is gone. On one wall is a group of buttons colored yellow, brown and red. The only doorway is southwest.
There is a wrench here.
There is a screwdriver here.

> take the wrench and the screwdriver

wrench: Taken.
screwdriver: Taken.

> press the yellow button

Click.

> go southwest
> turn the bolt with the wrench

The sluice gates open and water pours through the dam.

> drop the wrench

Dropped.

> go west

Reservoir South
You are south of what was formerly a lake. However, with the water level lowered, there is merely a shallow stream, easily crossed. Paths lead east, south, and southwest.

> go north

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Dam

You are atop Flood Control Dam #3, which was once quite a tourist attraction. There are exits to the northeast and west, and a scramble down. The sluice gates on the dam are closed. Behind the dam is a wide reservoir. Water is pouring over the top of the abandoned dam. There is a control panel here, on which a large metal bolt is mounted. Above the bolt is a small green plastic bubble.
A guidebook entitled “Flood Control Dam #3” is on the ground.
There is a matchbook whose cover says “Visit beautiful FCD#3” here.

> take the matches

Taken.

> read the guidebook

[Taken]
“Flood Control Dam #3 was constructed in 783 GUE with a grant of 37 million zorkmids from Lord Dimwit Flathead the Excessive. This impressive structure is composed of 370,000 cubic feet of concrete, is 256 feet tall and 193 feet wide.

The construction of FCD#3 took 112 days from ground breaking to dedication. It required a work force of 384 slaves, 34 slave drivers, and 12 engineers, 2345 bureaucrats, and nearly one million dead trees.

As you start your tour, notice the more interesting features of FCD#3. On your right…

> drop the guidebook

Dropped.

> go northeast

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Studio

This was once an artist’s studio. The walls are splattered with paints of 69 different colors. To the west is a doorway (also covered with paint). A dark and narrow chimney leads up from a fireplace; although you might be able to get up it, it seems unlikely that you could get back down.
On the far wall is a painting of unparalleled beauty.

> take the painting

Taken.

> go west
> go up
> put the painting in the trophy case
> go down
> go north
> go northeast

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Sandy cave

This is a sand-filled cave whose exit is to the southwest.

> dig in the sand with the shovel

You seem to be digging a hole here.

> again

The hole is getting deeper, but that’s about it.

> again

You are surrounded by a wall of sand on all sides.

> again

You spot a scarab in the sand.

> take the scarab

Taken.

> drop the shovel

Dropped.

> go southwest
> go south
> go west
> go southwest
> go up
> go west
> go west
> go west
> enter the white house
> go west
> put the scarab and the pot of gold and the sceptre in the trophy case

beautiful jeweled scarab: Done.
pot of gold: Done.
sceptre: Done.

> open the trap door

The door reluctantly opens to reveal a rickety staircase descending into darkness.

> go down
> go east

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