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Return to Monkey Island: Get a mop - walkthrough Return to Monkey Island walkthrough

Getting a mop is one of the main tasks in Part 1 in Return to Monkey Island. The following walkthrough explains, among other things, how to build your own mop and how to pass the puzzles with the map to the Mop Tree and writing an apology to Carla.

Last update: Thursday, September 22, 2022

One of the things you have to do in the first chapter of Return to Monkey Island, is to get a mop. The walkthrough from our guide explains, among others, how to build a mop, how to solve the puzzle of writing an apology to the governor, how to get a cookbook, how to go through the forest by using the map from Wally and how to get a handle and a mop tip.

Get a mop

This is one of the tasks that you will receive after meeting the Quartermaster at LeChuck's ship - Return to Monkey Island: Get a mop - walkthrough - Part 1 - A Friendly Place - Return to Monkey Island Walkthrough

This is one of the tasks that you will receive after meeting the Quartermaster at LeChuck's ship. We described this conversation on the Talk to Pirate Leaders page.

The finished mop is in the kitchen of the SCUMM Bar - the entrance to the kitchen is to the right of the table where the pirate leaders are sitting. Talk to the cook. The mop is at the door, but you can't pick it up (with right click). You will learn from the cook that you have to make your own mop and you will need 2 parts - an end and a handle made of the right type of wood.

Take the path to Low Street - Return to Monkey Island: Get a mop - walkthrough - Part 1 - A Friendly Place - Return to Monkey Island Walkthrough

Take the path to Low Street. You will find Wally's Maps-n-More here.

Talk to Wally the cartographer about finding a specific type of tree to create the mop handle - Return to Monkey Island: Get a mop - walkthrough - Part 1 - A Friendly Place - Return to Monkey Island Walkthrough

Talk to Wally the cartographer about finding a specific type of tree to create the mop handle. You will learn that he can make a map for you.

Before you leave the store, steal the Monocle - Wally won't be a problem.

Freeing Otis from prison

Go to High Street and head to the Jail - Return to Monkey Island: Get a mop - walkthrough - Part 1 - A Friendly Place - Return to Monkey Island Walkthrough

Go to High Street and head to the Jail. Stan and Otis are in the cells - you can talk to them and you will learn that only Otis wants to be free.

Use the monocle on the lock of Otis' cell - doing this will get you the Serial Number of the lock, which will be needed to create a duplicate key - Return to Monkey Island: Get a mop - walkthrough - Part 1 - A Friendly Place - Return to Monkey Island Walkthrough

Use the monocle on the lock of Otis' cell - doing this will get you the Serial Number of the lock, which will be needed to create a duplicate key.

Exit the prison and visit the Locksmith, which is on the opposite side of the courtyard - Return to Monkey Island: Get a mop - walkthrough - Part 1 - A Friendly Place - Return to Monkey Island Walkthrough

Exit the prison and visit the Locksmith, which is on the opposite side of the courtyard.

Talk to Locke Smith and you will learn about the option of counterfeiting keys - Return to Monkey Island: Get a mop - walkthrough - Part 1 - A Friendly Place - Return to Monkey Island Walkthrough

Talk to Locke Smith and you will learn about the option of counterfeiting keys. Select the serial number obtained from the prison from the inventory and show it to the woman. You will receive the Jail Cell Key.

Return to the prison - Return to Monkey Island: Get a mop - walkthrough - Part 1 - A Friendly Place - Return to Monkey Island Walkthrough

Return to the prison. Use the key on Otis' cell to free the man.

Meeting with Governor Carla

Leave the prison and take the left path leading to the Governor's Mansion - Return to Monkey Island: Get a mop - walkthrough - Part 1 - A Friendly Place - Return to Monkey Island Walkthrough

Leave the prison and take the left path leading to the Governor's Mansion.

Once inside, you will meet the governor - Carla - Return to Monkey Island: Get a mop - walkthrough - Part 1 - A Friendly Place - Return to Monkey Island Walkthrough

Once inside, you will meet the governor - Carla. You can choose any answers, because this won't be another swordfighting mini-game.

Examine the books on the estate and try to get any of them. Carla tells you that she is angry with Guybrush for not returning the book he borrowed. You will have to apologize to her.

Visiting the voodoo store

Take the path to Low Street and visit the Real Voodoo store - Return to Monkey Island: Get a mop - walkthrough - Part 1 - A Friendly Place - Return to Monkey Island Walkthrough

Take the path to Low Street and visit the Real Voodoo store. Go inside, head right and talk to the Voodoo Lady.

She will give you a Book of Hints, which will be added to your inventory. It allows you to get hints for solutions to current problems. You can only ask for small hints or for almost complete solutions to puzzles. The book is also available in Hard Mode.

There are 2 items in the Real Voodoo store that you can buy from the woman (Guybrush has the coins from the very beginning of the game) - Return to Monkey Island: Get a mop - walkthrough - Part 1 - A Friendly Place - Return to Monkey Island Walkthrough

There are 2 items in the Real Voodoo store that you can buy from the woman (Guybrush has the coins from the very beginning of the game):

  1. Knife;
  2. Forgiveness Frog.

Puzzle - Writing an apology to Carla

The next step is more difficult - you have to prepare a correct apology and it requires you to find clues related to Carla in the city - Return to Monkey Island: Get a mop - walkthrough - Part 1 - A Friendly Place - Return to Monkey Island Walkthrough

The next step is more difficult - you have to prepare a correct apology and it requires you to find clues related to Carla in the city. These hints can be random.

The first clue is Carla's poster to the left of SCUMM Bar in the docks. Read the poster and remember the motto (in our example it was Tough on Toughness, but you can get a different one).

The second clue is the statue of Carla in Low Street - Return to Monkey Island: Get a mop - walkthrough - Part 1 - A Friendly Place - Return to Monkey Island Walkthrough

The second clue is the statue of Carla in Low Street. Read the text of the plaque under the statue and remember the name of the island (in our example it was Port Elizabeth, but you can get a different one).

Reach the Governor's Mansion - Return to Monkey Island: Get a mop - walkthrough - Part 1 - A Friendly Place - Return to Monkey Island Walkthrough

Reach the Governor's Mansion. Open your inventory and use the Pen on the frog. This will allow you to start writing your apology.

The apology consists of 5 parts - Return to Monkey Island: Get a mop - walkthrough - Part 1 - A Friendly Place - Return to Monkey Island Walkthrough

The apology consists of 5 parts:

  1. The first part is always the same - Dear Carla.
  2. The second part is always the same - Sorry for losing the book I borrowed.
  3. The third part can be read from the statue's badge in Low Street (Tough on Toughness in our example)
  4. The fourth part can be read from the poster in the docks (Port Elizabeth in our example).
  5. The fifth part is always the same - I promise to do better in the future.

If you chose all 5 options correctly, Carla will accept Guybrush's apology. If you make a mistake, you can correct the apology any number of times.

Finding a cookbook

Thanks to a successful apology, you can borrow another book without having to return the one you have lost - Return to Monkey Island: Get a mop - walkthrough - Part 1 - A Friendly Place - Return to Monkey Island Walkthrough

Thanks to a successful apology, you can borrow another book without having to return the one you have lost. Select the Ingredients cookbook from the bookshelf.

Return to the SCUMM Bar in the docks - Return to Monkey Island: Get a mop - walkthrough - Part 1 - A Friendly Place - Return to Monkey Island Walkthrough

Return to the SCUMM Bar in the docks. There are two new people in the bar. One of them is Clean-Looking Pirate. You will learn from him that he is waiting for a specific meal to be prepared.

Go to the kitchen and talk to the cook - Return to Monkey Island: Get a mop - walkthrough - Part 1 - A Friendly Place - Return to Monkey Island Walkthrough

Go to the kitchen and talk to the cook. He doesn't know how to prepare the dish, but you can help him - give him the Ingredients book that you took from the governor's mansion (make sure it is the book with the correct title).

Obtaining a piece of mop

The cook will start preparing the meals - this will distract him - Return to Monkey Island: Get a mop - walkthrough - Part 1 - A Friendly Place - Return to Monkey Island Walkthrough

The cook will start preparing the meals - this will distract him. Select the knife from the inventory (the one you bought from the Voodoo Lady) and use it on the mop. Thanks to this, you will obtain a Sliver of Wood.

You can also try to steal the mop and escape from the SCUMM Bar. The cook would stop you on your way out - doing this will unlock a secret achievement.

Go back to Wally's Maps-n-More on Low Street - Return to Monkey Island: Get a mop - walkthrough - Part 1 - A Friendly Place - Return to Monkey Island Walkthrough

Go back to Wally's Maps-n-More on Low Street. Choose the sliver of wood from the inventory and show it to Wally. You will receive a Map to the Mop Tree.

Puzzle - Mop Tree in the forest

Reach the Forest and enter it - Return to Monkey Island: Get a mop - walkthrough - Part 1 - A Friendly Place - Return to Monkey Island Walkthrough

Reach the Forest and enter it. You can view the map by selecting it from the inventory - it has a puzzle.

The game may give you a different map from the one shown in the above picture - you have to learn how the puzzle works. You need to choose passages based on the types of plants on the map.

You have to start in 1 (the first location on the map) and reach 9 (the location with the big tree for making a mop). Always check the color of the plant next to the path leading to the next point and choose the paths in the forest accordingly.

In the example from our picture, the correct paths were next to the following plants: purple, purple, green, blue, blue, blue, green, purple.

Make a mop

If you make a mistake, Guybrush will be back at the forest's entrance - Return to Monkey Island: Get a mop - walkthrough - Part 1 - A Friendly Place - Return to Monkey Island Walkthrough

If you make a mistake, Guybrush will be back at the forest's entrance. If you choose all the paths correctly, you will reach the big tree presented in the picture above. Select the knife in the inventory and use it on the tree. You will get a Mop Handle.

Return to the island map and head to the Shipyard, Stan's former place of business - Return to Monkey Island: Get a mop - walkthrough - Part 1 - A Friendly Place - Return to Monkey Island Walkthrough

Return to the island map and head to the Shipyard, Stan's former place of business.

Go right and examine a small object on the ground (Strange Mass) - Return to Monkey Island: Get a mop - walkthrough - Part 1 - A Friendly Place - Return to Monkey Island Walkthrough

Go right and examine a small object on the ground (Strange Mass). You will get a Sponge.

You can now combine the handle and the sponge in your inventory - Return to Monkey Island: Get a mop - walkthrough - Part 1 - A Friendly Place - Return to Monkey Island Walkthrough

You can now combine the handle and the sponge in your inventory. This will allow you to successfully make your own mop.

On the next page of the walkthrough - Get a disguise - you will find a description of the second main objective from the first part.

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