Interactive Fiction

  title={Interactive Fiction},
  author={Anthony J. Niesz and Norman N. Holland},
  journal={Critical Inquiry},
  pages={110 - 129}
"Shall I rig the boarding nets, Sir?" This was the sailing master, Mr. Stayson ... Although the little bay was on the French mainland, it was centered in a deserted stretch of coast, and the likelihood of a boarding party being sent against them was remote. Niesz turned to Mr. Stayson. "Never rig boarding nets this close to shore." "Yes, Sir." Stayson obviously disapproved of this decision but knew better than to pursue the matter with his captain. 
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