This is ONE OF 2 responses to volume 3, Holly Card Number 3 ("Learning Hypertalk")...
Programing is a strange art. You must first be abnormal of brain and behavior. Not always true but on occasion.
If you would like to get a book on how to program and use Hypercard, a fairly descent book to start with is "The Complete HyperCard Handbook" by Danny Goodman.
Dont be overwhelmed by the size of the book, it is all writen in what appears to 12 or 14 point.