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Emily Short

Release 5

Section 2 - The Babel Clerk

The greeting of the clerk is "The clerk grins at us in a welcoming way."

The generic adversative of the clerk is "[one of]er[or]well[or]but[at random]".

The generic confrontational of the clerk is "wait up there".

Understand "ask [clerk] for [any clerk-carried thing]" as requesting it from (with nouns reversed).

The clerk knows you-are-possible-customer.

Instead of asking the clerk to try giving a clerk-carried thing to the player:

try requesting the noun from the clerk.

Definition: a thing is clerk-carried if it is in the long glass case.

To say purchase-request for (N - a thing):

if the player does not carry the roll of bills:

say "'I'll have [the N],' we say.[no line break]";

otherwise:

say "[one of]'I'll have [the N], please,' we say, offering an appropriate bill[or]'Could I also have [the N]?' we say[or]We ask for [the N][stopping].[no line break]";

Availability rule for buy the triangle:

if the honey triangle is not clerk-carried, it is off-limits;

make no decision.

buy the triangle is a purchasing quip.

Understand "buy triangle" or "buy the triangle" as buy the triangle.

It mentions honey triangle.

The comment is "[purchase-request for the honey triangle]".

The response is "'[nice-day]'".

It quip-supplies the clerk.

To say nice-day:

say "[one of][you-are-past-customer]Enjoy![no line break][or]There you go [--] nice day for a picnic, isn't it?[no line break][or]You've just about cleared us out![no line break][stopping]".

Carry out the clerk discussing buy the triangle:

move the honey triangle to the player;

say "The clerk gets out a honey triangle and puts it on the table, then locks up the case again."

Availability rule for buy the wrap:

if wrap is not clerk-carried, it is off-limits;

make no decision.

buy the wrap is a purchasing quip.

Understand "buy wrap" as buy the wrap.

It mentions wrap.

The comment is "[purchase-request for the wrap]".

The response is "'[nice-day]'".

It quip-supplies the clerk.

Carry out the clerk discussing buy the wrap:

move the wrap to the player;

say "The clerk takes the wrap out of the case and puts it on the table for us."

Availability rule for buy the pocket-bread:

if pocket-bread is not clerk-carried, it is off-limits;

make no decision.

buy the pocket-bread is a purchasing quip.

Understand "buy pocket-bread" or "pita" as buy the pocket-bread.

It mentions pocket-bread.

The comment is "[purchase-request for the pocket-bread]".

The response is "'[nice-day]'".

It quip-supplies the clerk.

Carry out the clerk discussing buy the pocket-bread:

move the pocket-bread to the player;

say "The clerk sets the pocket-bread out on the table."

Test clerk with "tutorial off / z / buy wrap / buy pocket-bread / buy triangle" in the Babel.

Test clerk2 with "tutorial off / z / buy wrap / buy pocket-bread / buy triangle" in the Babel holding the roll of bills.