Mansion of Maleficence by Per Jorner - Introduction - Rules - Start - Sections

28

The small, round window appears firmly stuck, and you doubt you'd have been able to squeeze through it in any case. However, as your fingers feel their way around the flaking paint of the frame, they come across some sort of odd catch. You manage to flick it with some effort, thinking it may have something to do with opening the window after all. To your amazement, a nearby cabinet slowly swings to one side instead, revealing a narrow passage where a stairway leads downwards. If you want to explore this exit, turn to 41. If not, you'll have to find another way out - turn to 22. In either case you have to decide quickly, as the secret door will close on you as quickly and silently as it opened.