There was a hole further in the cave. She slipped out deeper into the woods than they expected.
I love how pine trees smell. I don't like how they drip sap on your head, or leave it all over their roots so when you step on it barefooted it takes three days of hard scrubbing to get it off, or fall over easy due to lack of a proper taproot, or how bloody difficult it is to draw their needles. But they do smell nice. And their needles are fun to play with when they fall off.
Once had a teacher in school tell me that pine trees don't shed their needles in autumn. Um, they do. Just because they don't go bald doesn't mean they don't do some extra shedding during autumn. Might have been the same teacher that told me you can't hear the "l" in "milk" and that birds of prey never glide.