I’ve restarted the game. I wouldn’t have been able to tongue the coins from below, but I couldn’t tongue them even when I was atop the branches. Anyway, I was only able to get those apples four times (8 coins) before the “glitch” (which I mentioned in beige text) fixed itself. I don’t know what triggered it to fix itself.
-take out the squirrels
-save in Autumn Town
-get the coins
-save again (optional)
-go to the next area, take out the squirrels at the beginning of the map, and heal at the fountain
-return to the Autumn Town map with full health and a loaded projectile, and save immediately,
Through the first two or three cycles, I avoided the second, optional save. I was worried that doing a save in Autumn Town, after getting the coins, might trigger the game to recognize the glitch. Eventually, I did it anyway, and, to my fortune, the coins were still there when I came back. However, the coins finally disappeared as I went through the cycle twice or thrice more; I was only able to get them once or twice more. I didn’t notice their absence until I was upon the branches, my loot stolen by a previous visitor.
If you, the reader, try to take advantage of this, please give this thread a post. Describe your methods, and tell us the point at which the “glitch” fixed itself. My advice is to avoid saving immediately after obtaining the coins. After getting the coins, leave the map, rush back in for a save, and rush back out. Of course, make sure that the coins are still present before you save. If they do not reappear, do not save. Then you can restore your health.