Basic Screen Effects not working?

I don’t get it. I’ve look at many examples of how to use Emily Short’s Basic Screen Effects and I can’t even get it to work at a basic level. Here’s what I’ve got in my story code:

"Testing" by "Me"
Include Basic Screen Effects by Emily Short.
When play begins:
	turn the background black;
	say white letters.

This Room is a room.  "Here is the first room."

I instantly get an error on compile:

What on earth am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance.

…and yet, using the command:

clear the screen

works perfectly. As does this code copied directly from the documentation:

When play begins: display the boxed quotation "What's this room? I've forgotten my compass. Well, this'll be south-south-west parlour by living room. -- Philadelphia Story"; show the current quotation; pause the game.

Now I’m really confused.

Those phrases are only available for the Z-Machine, but Inform now compiles to Glulx by default.

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Ahhhh. Thanks!