How do you get the torch in haunted house on Neopets?

You don't get to use it unless you have

a) talked to the woman about her missing baby

b) read the book on History in the cellar (you get two chances)

Here is the longest path, including these requirements :

Continue down the road.

Stay in the car.

Run from the car in terror.

Continue along the path, avoiding the old house.

Keep asking questions.

Head up to the house to look for the womans baby.

Investigate the noise in the bushes.

Descend the steps into the dank cellar.

Try to break down the boards.

Read the book on history.

Run back up the stairs!

Continue along the corridor.

Continue.

Shine your torch in his face.*

Run down the right corridor.

*If you did not talk to the woman, and at some point read the History book in the cellar, you do not get to use your torch, which seems rather arbitrary. They have also left out the part where you find the baby.