Not a bug but a disappointing puzzle choice. Behind Jesse in the fruit tree area, I could hear Pendleton Ward shouting, and I got really excited because I wanted to experience his dialog tree! He was calling to anybody “above” and I knew that I could fall through cloud holes from before so I decided to fall through the cloud hole near the tree. The path towards Pendleton along the tree root wasn’t obvious to me so I went back up the tree trunk.
I still heard him calling so I tried falling down the cloud hole to the right of the tree to try and find him. …. Little did i know that was actually the puzzle solution itself, which knocked Pendleton Ward off the tree and sent him away, never to be seen again
Just disappointing how that puzzle could be solved by pure accident.