The trees tower above you, their over-lapping branches casting eerie shadows on the forest floor.
The earth is moist beneath your feet, and covered with layers of fallen wet leaves.
A silence envelops this place, so complete as to be oppressive. It is as though the very trees soak up all sound, leaving only a heavy, stifling quietude. The sound of your own breathing seems to grow louder as it fills up your own private world.

You look around dazedly, trying to remember how you came to be here.

Two paths lead out of this clearing. One is lined with berry-laden bushes, and seems to go deeper into the forest. The other looks as if it might lead you out of the forest.

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Go deeper into the Forest | Leave the Forest | Stand in the clearing and think a while