You pull yourself up and scan the room for escape routes. The room
is small with only one lonely dirty window set high in the wall behind
you, and in front of you the man stands by a low crumbling doorway--the
only exit. he seems to be watching you carefully but you can see
no pupil or iris in his eyes--you wonder if he's blind.
Behind you along the wall with the window is a great bookshelf filled
with richly bound books. There's a small cot in the lefthand corner
where the man was, and threr's a closed roll-top desk on the right hand
wall with an unlit taper candle on top. Thre's a puddle of moonlight
on the floor in the middle of the room.
You decide to...