That was from SQ1 wasn't it?
word.. that puzzle stumped me for quite a bit - that was back in the day where you could miss something early in the game then much later you would be completely fucked for it and have to start over
plus its alot more difficult to figure out when its a text parser and not some icon based bullshit that you can just mouse over the screen until something is active
i stopped playing sierra games when they dropped the text parser. it was my first experience of games being "dumbed down", i saw the trend and i knew it was gonna suck even harder in the future