"It is a long time since I saw you lose a life, Bluestar. How many have you lost now?"
Tigerclaw to Bluestar in Into the Wild, page 190
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Chapter Number: 16 (of 25)
Page Numbers: 181-190

Chapter description

The Clan cats are heading to ThunderClan the way they came. Ravenpaw starts to lag behind and when Tigerclaw snaps at him, he says that he is tired. Firepaw asks them what Tigerclaw had said when he left the cave, and the apprentices reply that he had just came to check if they were still guarding the entrance. Ravenpaw says that he seemed a bit edgy. Graypaw asks Firepaw about the Moonstone and he replies that it was amazing.
The sun is rising and the cats are just heading beside a Twoleg nest when a loner jumps out in front of the cats. Bluestar introduces him as Barley and the two are on friendly terms. When Barley asks if everything was alright, Tigerclaw growls at him and Bluestar replies that she does not like to be away from her Clan for long. Tigerclaw asks him what he wants and Barley goes on to warn them about the dogs in the nearby nest. Bluestar takes his advice, despite Tigerclaw’s protests, and heads back into the cornfield.
However, when they are passing by a ditch, Ravenpaw is suddenly dragged down and the cats are attacked by rats. Tigerclaw yowls that it is a trap. Just as another rats leaps on Firepaw, Barley appears and drags it off him.
Bluestar is covered in them and Barley rushes to help her, while Firepaw goes to help Graypaw. Soon, the rats start to run away and Ravenpaw pulls himself out of the ditch. Bluestar is injured, though, and does not respond when Firepaw rushes up to her. Tigerclaw yowls and attacks Barley, saying that he had led them into a trap. Barley replies that he did not know the rats were here and that the Twolegs untie the dogs at night. Firepaw interrupts them, saying that Bluestar is injured. Tigerclaw rushes over Bluestar and says that it is up to StarClan now. The ThunderClan leader is still for awhile as the other cats wait, but eventually she stirs and rasps that she had lost a life. Tigerclaw sends Graypaw and Ravenpaw to gather cobwebs and herbs, and sends Barley away.
Firepaw gives him a nod of thanks before the loner leaves. When Ravenpaw arrives with cobwebs, Firepaw applies them to Bluestar's wounds. Bluestar murmurs that she would have died if it were not for Tigerclaw, but Firepaw whispers back that it was Barley who had saved her. Bluestar is surprised and asks if he is still here, but Firepaw replies that Tigerclaw had sent him away and believes that he had led them into a trap. Bluestar asks what Firepaw thinks and the apprentice replies that Barley would have nothing to gain by sending them into a trap and rescuing them from it.
Graypaw returns with horsetail and Firepaw applies that to Bluestar’s wounds, also. Tigerclaw suggests that they rest, but Bluestar refuses, saying that they must return to camp. As they walk, Tigerclaw inquires Bluestar how many lives she has lost. Bluestar replies that it had been her fifth.





Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Revealed in Into the Wild, page 181
  2. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 183
  3. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 189
  4. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 190

Into the Wild chapters
PrologueChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 17Chapter 18Chapter 19Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 23Chapter 24Chapter 25
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The Prophecies Begin Into the WildFire and IceForest of SecretsRising StormA Dangerous PathThe Darkest Hour
The New Prophecy MidnightMoonriseDawnStarlightTwilightSunset
Power of Three The SightDark RiverOutcastEclipseLong ShadowsSunrise
Omen of the Stars The Fourth ApprenticeFading EchoesNight WhispersSign of the MoonThe Forgotten WarriorThe Last Hope
A Vision of Shadows The Apprentice's QuestThunder and ShadowShattered SkyDarkest NightRiver of FireThe Raging Storm
The Broken Code Lost StarsThe Silent ThawVeil of ShadowsDarkness Within
Dawn of the Clans The Sun TrailThunder RisingThe First BattleThe Blazing StarA Forest DividedPath of Stars
Super Editions Firestar's QuestBluestar's ProphecySkyClan's DestinyCrookedstar's PromiseYellowfang's SecretTallstar's RevengeBramblestar's StormMoth Flight's VisionHawkwing's JourneyTigerheart's ShadowCrowfeather's TrialSquirrelflight's HopeGraystripe's Vow
Field Guides Secrets of the ClansCats of the ClansCode of the ClansBattles of the ClansThe Ultimate Guide
Graystripe's Adventure The Lost WarriorWarrior's RefugeWarrior's Return
Stand-alone Manga The Rise of Scourge
Tigerstar and Sasha Into the WoodsEscape from the ForestReturn to the Clans
Ravenpaw's Path Shattered PeaceA Clan in NeedThe Heart of a Warrior
SkyClan and the Stranger The RescueBeyond the CodeAfter the Flood
Short Stories and Plays After Sunset: We Need to TalkAfter Sunset: The Right Choice?Brightspirit's MercySpottedleaf's Honest AnswerThe Clans DecideThe Elders' Concern
Novellas Hollyleaf's StoryMistystar's OmenCloudstar's JourneyTigerclaw's FuryLeafpool's WishDovewing's SilenceMapleshade's VengeanceGoosefeather's CurseRavenpaw's FarewellSpottedleaf's HeartPinestar's ChoiceThunderstar's EchoRedtail's DebtTawnypelt's ClanShadowstar's Life
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