This is a spoiler-resistant hint book for The Warbler's Nest, an interactive fiction by Jason McIntosh. It applies to all versions of the game, on any platform.
I wrote it with the intent to give stuck players nudges back on course without spoiling other areas of the story. If you just want a simple walkthrough, you can find that here too, but I do recommend consulting this hint book first if you're trying to enjoy the game.
If you find yourself stuck while playing the game, locate the question below that best matches the predicament you're in, and click the Show first hint link beside it.
The hints under each question each start out vague and become progressively more explicit as you continue to click Show next hint. I encourage you to proceed slowly, revealing no more than what you need to inspire you to find the solution yourself.
The list of questions does contain a handful of chaff, false questions that have nothing to do with anything that actually happens in the game. Their presence helps lower the spoiler value of the true questions. This hint book reserves the right to mock you should you go proceed to ask for hints about the false questions.
If text-based interactive fiction is completely unfamiliar to you, then you probably need a bit more help than this hint book can provide. Have a look at postcard-sized the How To Play Interactive Fiction cheat sheet, Brass Lantern's Beginner's Guide to Playing IF article, or this ten-minute video introduction to IF.
Find the most appropriate question for your situation and click Show first hint.
This work is copyright © 2012 by Jason McIntosh.