I just reread TGWLTG in original language this time. I feel so with her. And it reminded me so much of when i got lost in the woods back at our countryhouse. It is situated in a big forest on a gravel road. Very seldom you hear any cars so there was no noice to direct you. I didn't have any Tom Gordon to help me in dark moments but then i didn't have any strange creature tracking me either. But i had a swamp, or something with a lot of water at least. But i didn't have to wade part of it. I could jump from one solid spot (forgot the english word in the book) to the next. I choose that route because i had found a tree that was marked and i figured that this looks like a marking of a border of some sort. And if i follow it i ought to come to something, a path or a field or something. After three hours in the forest i came out on a field where cows grassed. From there it was easy to find my way home again. It was even better the second time around and i liked it very much the first time. (and now..... with my head shamefacedly down towards the ground... i admit that i was 20 when this occurred, not 9. I ought to have known better. But I didnt learn. After this i actually preferred to walk pathless ways through the forest but i didn't get lost again. But i wonder, this creature thing, what do you think it was? A bear, A wolf, A Werewolf! Any opinions?