Student or Learner
A teacher was supposed to go for a walk with her pupils. She didn't know how to get to the pond so the kids were supposed to show her the way.
They had led the way,’ out of the village, turned in at athey fell silent and seemed to huddle together.
gateway in the left-hand hedge and walked a well-trodden
pathway towards the trees.When they reached the wood
I'm not sure I understand the bolded part. Does "turn in" mean that they walked through the gateway? What about "in the left-hand hedge"? There was a hedge on the left hand side?
So when they were approaching the gateway there was a hedge on the left hand side and then they walked through the gateway and entered the wood.
Am I pretty much correct 5?
...also 'the left-hand hedge' (specifically, the definite article coming before the adjective) implies that there was a hedge on the right as well. If it had said 'the hedge on/to the left', the implication wouldn't have been as strong.