What is take to the woods?

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    Suddenly he found he had pressed the spring of the grenade. He struggled to pull it out of his pocket. It stuck in the narrow pocket. His arm and his cold fingers that clutched the grenade seemed paralyzed. Then a warm joy went through him. He had thrown it.
    Anderson was standing up, swaying backwards and forwards. The explosion made the woods quake.
    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)