Diverged-of a road, route, or line) separate from another route, especially a main one, and go in a different direction.
Undergrowth-a dense growth of shrubs and other plants, especially under trees in woodland.
Fair-in accordance with the rules or standards; legitimate:
Claim-state or assert that something is the case, typically without providing evidence or proof:
Trodden-past participle of tread.
hence-as a consequence; for this reason:

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