|"Are they flea-brained? They have no idea what's out there, or whether the place they're looking for even exists."|
|— Hollow Tree to Stone Song about the other cats leaving in The Sun Trail, page 23|
Hollow Tree is a brown tabby she-cat.
In The Sun Trail, Stone Song asks Hollow Tree if the cats are really going to leave the mountains. Hollow Tree replies that she thinks so, and asks if they are all flea-brained, going to a place where everything is unfamiliar to them. After the cats leave to the unfamiliar land, Hollow Tree and Quiet Rain offer to hunt for the remaining cats. The next morning, Hollow Tree, Gray Wing, Quiet Rain, and Stone Song go hunting. Later the same morning, Hollow Tree is seen with Stone Song hunting up the opposite slope to Gray Wing, Quiet Rain, and Jagged Peak.
Hollow Tree and Sharp Hail go hunting and bring back a scrawny bird, which they offer to Gray Wing, telling him that he will need it if he was going out to look for the kit Jagged Peak, who had escaped from the cave. Stoneteller agrees with the two cats and Gray Wing eats it. As Gray Wing prepares to leave, Hollow Tree tells him that the cats would be thinking of him as he journeyed off to find Jagged Peak.
- The Sun Trail (First appearance)
- Stone Song: "You're a brave cat."
- Hollow Tree: "We'll be thinking of you."
- The Sun Trail, page 63
Notes and references
|Tribe of Rushing Water (ancient) cats|
|Members||Twisted Branch • Stone Song • Hollow Tree • Sharp Hail • Jay Frost|
|Kits||Fluttering Bird • Crow Muzzle • Melting Ice • Dancing Leaf • Falling Dusk • Morning Star|
|Elders||Lion's Roar • Snow Hare • Silver Frost • Misty Water|
|Cats that left on the sun trail||Shaded Moss • Tall Shadow • Clear Sky • Gray Wing • Bright Stream • Dappled Pelt • Rainswept Flower • Turtle Tail • Moon Shadow • Shattered Ice • Cloud Spots • Quick Water • Hawk Swoop • Falling Feather • Jackdaw's Cry • Jagged Peak • Quiet Rain • Sun Shadow|