> go north
You are in the kitchen. There are cupboards and a door that leads to the yard outside. On the counter is a butcher knife. Next to the knife is a small, light blue tea cup.
You wonder what a butcher knife, designed exclusively for the slicing and hacking of flesh, is doing in a kitchen which is noticeably absent of any meat storage or preparation facilities. In fact, you notice that the knife is awfully shiny for a kitchen utensil. It looks as if it's never been used. It's unstained. Untainted. Pure. Righteous.
As you have survived for one move, you have beaten Death at Zork.
"IT SEEMS THAT SOMEHOW I, DEATH, HAVE BEEN BEATEN. YOU ARE FREE TO RETURN TO THE LIVING."
Death steps aside, revealing the glowing round portal leading back to the land of the living.
You confidently stride towards it, but pause just before you step through. You slowly turn around.
> "Just one last question, Deathy Mc Deathdeath. Would you permit me to see what you look like underneath your cloak?"
Death pauses for an awfully long time before replying.
"WHAT? BUT WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO KNOW THAT?"
> "Oh, no reason. Except that, in the time it took you to answer that question, I have deducted that you... are not Death at all!"
"GASP!" gasps Death with a gasp.
How on Earth do you know? To find out the solution, turn to Page 86.