The spellbook has three spells: Time Warp, The Miraculous
Transmogrification, and Burp. You can cast them by reading them (quickly) from the
book, but each spell can only be used once. The store owner doesn't know what
they do; he bought the book from a drunken wizard. All the mage would tell
him was that it was dangerous to cast more than one spell a day.
The storeowner throws in a wizard's hat and a big wedge of cheese to
sweeten the deal. Who could turn down an offer like that?
It's a fine sunny day as you stride down the road toward the hills, your spellbook hanging from a cord tied to your belt. The mystical pointed hat fits just right, perched firmly atop your head. The townspeople stare at you in awe as you go by. Little do they know -- soon you'll be rich enough to buy the whole town! HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE!
Um. You walk along for hours, munching on the big wedge of cheese -- not bad. What's this? A fork in the road! Hmmm. No one at the village said anything about that. Let's see...left or right?