The Book is an important item that appears in the Cave. It is a large book with four chapters, each explaining the history and destiny of Rusty Lake. Its author is unknown.
Cube Escape: The Cave Edit
The Book is found inside a cabinet, guarded by a series of spider webs. When the webs have been broken, the book can be collected and placed on a lectern in another part of the Cave. The player, as Mr. Crow, can read through the book and solve the puzzles in each chapter, being rewarded by the code to unlock the door to the Submarine.
Chapter 1: The VanderboomsEdit
The first chapter concerns the Vanderboom family, primarily William, the last creator of the Elixir of Life and Death. It then explains the Vanderboom family tree, from William's heir, James, to the latest member of the family, Laura Vanderboom.
Chapter 2: The DetectiveEdit
Chapter 2 of the book is about Dale Vandermeer, who the book identifies as the "Traveller". It briefly touches on his connection to the deceased Laura Vanderboom, the relevance of their respective Cubes and the reincarnation of William Vanderboom into Laura.
Chapter 3: The CubesEdit
The third chapter talks about the Cubes, and the role each colour of cube plays. It also introduces a previously unheard of cube, the Golden Cube.
- White Cube: Relive your past life.
- Black Cube: Face your demons.
- Blue Cube: The past is never dead, it is not even past.
- Golden Cube: The memories are not only the key to the past but... also to the future.
It also mentions Aldous Vanderboom, William's brother and the original form of Mr. Crow.
Chapter 4: A Higher ConsciousnessEdit
The final chapter seems to talk about the future of Rusty Lake, addressing Laura Vanderboom as the "Reborn Mind". It then gives various philosophies of Rusty Lake Mental Health and Fishing:
- Let the cubes guide you.
- Balance the substance of your past lives.
- Create the elixir of life and death.
- Find enlightenment.
See also: The Book/Gallery