FINDING THE PAINTING

 
 

PURSER'S OFFICE (C DECK)

The Purser mutters the name 'Thayer' when he opens the window. Talk to him using the following dialog topics:
  What about Mr. Thayer?
  Could I help?
He gives you Mr. Thayer's telegram to send for him. Check the Rubaiyat in for safekeeping. The cargo manifest is on the counter but the Purser won't let you look at it. Also take note of the keys on the key rack behind him.
 

 
 

WIRELESS ROOM (BOAT DECK - PORT)

Read the instructions (in the desk drawer) to learn how to send Mr. Thayer's telegram.
 

 
After sending Mr. Thayer's telegram check the right spike again to find a second telegram sent by Zeitel.
 
 

YOUR CABIN (C DECK - C73)

Decode Zeitel's second telegram with the cryptograph.
 

The second message reads:

...Something wrong. SB says
Rubaiyat missing. Have sent
my man after painting anyway...
Zeitel...

 
 

PURSER'S OFFICE (C DECK)

Tell the Purser that you've sent the telegram by selecting the following dialog topics:
  I sent Mr. Thayer's telegram
  Shall I tell the Thayers?
He'll want to personally tell the Thayers that the telegram was sent. When he leaves, check the cargo manifest and you'll find an entry for the painting.
 

 
 

LIFT ATTENDANT (C DECK - GRAND STAIRCASE)

Although the Cargo Hold is visible on G Deck on the map, you cannot access it directly. You again have to ask the lift attendant for directions. Select the following dialog topics when talking to him:
  I need directions. Can you help?
  More locations... (repeatedly till the one below appears)
  The cargo room?
 
 

CARGO HOLD (B DECK)

The Sailor tells you the Carters have their automobile in the cargo hold, but that only people who have the keys are allowed into the storage area. Do you remember seeing the keys somewhere?
 
 

PURSER'S OFFICE (C DECK)

Speak to the Purser again, selecting the following dialog topics:
  Could I borrow some car keys? (He tells you that Isidor Strauss has lost a cuff link)
  Can I find the cufflink for you?
Do you remember the Gorse-Joneses telling you they met Mr. and Mrs.Strauss in D Deck Reception?
 
 

D DECK 1ST CLASS RECEPTION

Speak to Max Seidlemann and he'll tell you that he saw the Strausses sitting at the foot of the stairs. Examine the chair on the left to find the cufflink.
 
 

PURSER'S OFFICE (C DECK)

Tell the Purser that you've found the cufflink. When he leaves to return it to Mr. Strauss you can take the keys.
 
 

CARGO HOLD (B DECK)

The Sailor sees that you've got the keys and allows you into the storage area. Take note of his comment about it being dark, this is a clue to what you must do. Go to the second cage on the right after the first passageway. Both the automobile and the 'Lamke & Buechner' crate are inside. You won't be able to open the crate because it's too dark in the cage. Did you notice the car's headlights? If you turn them on the beam will shine directly on the crate and you can then open it.
 
You'll find either the painting or else just the empty frame. It all depends on how long you took to find the crate. If the painting is there take it. If it's not there, don't panic - you get another opportunity later in the game.
 
 
 
 
 

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