Val considers the situation: They don't have enough arrows to engage the men and they would be trapped up in this tree if the men surrounded them. It would be easier, she thought, if we were in different trees. But in different trees they were not, and moving at this point would certainly make the men aware of their position.
She motioned to her brother not to fire off an arrow.
"We can take them unawares," he argued, whispering. "If they find us here, we're sitting ducks."
"We cannot engage eight of them! We haven't enough arrows," she responded.
"I'd rather go down fighting than sitting here and waiting for them to come."