Using the Control System When you place the mouse pointer over a verb in the Control Panel, it lights up. Click once with the left mouse button to select it. When you place the mouse pointer over an area of the Playing Area which contains an object which may be useful, the following will happen: (i) Its name will appear in the Sentence Line, along with the current verb (eg. Walk To (object), Talk To (object)). If you click the left mouse button, the sentence in the Sentence Line will change colour, showing that the mouse click has been registered. If another object/item is required, the colour of the sentence will return to normal, showing that you should select something else before the sentence will be carried out. (ii) A verb will be highlighted in the Control Panel. This is the default verb for the object ('Look At' for most objects and 'Talk To' for other characters). To use this verb with the object, click the right mouse button. The sentence in the Sentence Line will change colour. Eric will then carry out the appropriate action as if you had manually selected the action. When you place the mouse pointer over the arrows next to the Inventory Boxes, they will only be highlighted if they are available to use.