I read it. I've never had major problems with this puzzle, but maybe that's just because I managed to figure it out on my own or that I have been playing these types of games for so long that I have just come to terms in accepting crazy adventure game logic. I am a fan of the adventure games, but I feel that this kind of thing is just the nature of the genre. Puzzles in adventure games are always about trying to figure what the developer wants you to do. You are presented with an obstacle that would have multiple solutions in reality, but in the game you must use the one solution created by the designers. I play adventure games for the stories and to hear a story like the one told in Gabriel Knight 3 is well worth having to deal with crazy puzzle logic every once in a while.