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2.5 Looking and Gaining Information
In order to see a description of the room you are in along with what is in the room, whether player, mobile, or item, simply type LOOK or just L. If you want to see what is in an adjacent room, type GLANCE <direction that the room is in>. If you see an item or mobile in a room that you wish to look at, you may EXAMINE and PROBE it. (see also HELP OBJECTS).