The Beginning of Colossal Cave

A slightly interactive excerpt

Welcome to Adventure!

At End Of Road
You are standing at the end of a road before a small brick building. Around you is a forest. A small stream flows out of the building and down a gully.

This is the beginning of the game.
Explore forest first
Enter well house


In A Valley
You are in a valley in the forest beside a stream tumbling along a rocky bed.


At Slit In Streambed
At your feet all the water of the stream splashes into a 2-inch slit in the rock. Downstream the streambed is bare rock.


Outside Grate
You are in a 20-foot depression floored with bare dirt. Set into the dirt is a strong steel grate mounted in concrete. A dry streambed leads into the depression.

>open grate

It seems to be locked.

The player will now have to go back and get the keys.