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"Beware, Jay's Wing, stormclouds are gathering on a dark breeze."
— Ancient cats to Jayfeather in The Fourth Apprentice, page 160
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Chapter Number: 14 (of 26)
Page Numbers: 149-160

Chapter description

Jayfeather heads back to his den after watching Brambleclaw, Lionblaze, and Dovepaw embark away from camp. He is bothered that StarClan had said nothing to him about the animals blocking the stream, nor had any other medicine cats discussed it.
Jayfeather is brought out of his brooding thoughts by the sound of Ivypaw snapping at Briarpaw. Out of frustration, Ivypaw kicks a pebble which lands on Mousefur nearby. The elder intervenes with a complaint towards the two apprentices, and Cinderheart appears soon after, scolding her apprentice for the disrespect. The warrior tells the two that they will be doing battle training, and Ivypaw is unimpressed.
Warriors and their apprentices leave the hollow. Jayfeather then makes his way towards the elders' den and finds Longtail asleep. Purdy begins to tell Mousefur a story, but Jayfeather interrupts him by saying he needs a word with the elder she-cat. He asks her where the pebble had hit her, and despite Mousefur telling him that it was no big deal, she shows him the top of her leg. He mews that it seems fine and that she should let him know if she feels any pain. Before Purdy can begin on retelling his story, Jayfeather exits the elders' den.
Brambleclaw returns from seeing the journeying patrol off. Firestar quickly meets him at the entrance of camp, asking which cats had been chosen from each Clan. Brambleclaw hopes that the cats will learn to work together. The leader and deputy each gather a patrol. Dustpelt pushes past Jayfeather to join the hunt, but Jayfeather stops him and asks if he had hurt his back. The warrior plans to visit the medicine cat's den when he returns for herbs, sounding relieved.
Jayfeather heads back towards his den, feeling the gaze of Leafpool admiring him. He thinks to himself that he doesn't want her pride. The medicine cat starts to feel trapped by the borders of camp and the gazes of his Clanmates. He breaks into a run and exits the clearing, heading towards the lake. On the shore, Jayfeather overhears a ShadowClan patrol arguing with RiverClan warriors, whom were guarding the lake. Jayfeather begins to think of his sister Hollyleaf, and the nights he spent calling her name in the forest.
Nearby, Icecloud is heard calling for Poppyfrost. Jayfeather realizes that Poppyfrost had traveled out to the lake just as he had done. Berrynose chastises Poppyfrost for not resting in the nursery. The cream warrior tells her that Icecloud will bring her water and that she doesn't need to get it herself. Poppyfrost slowly pads off in the direction of her mate, asking Jayfeather if it is alright for her to be leaving the nursery. Jayfeather assures her that her kits aren't due for another moon, and that Berrynose is just concerned. Poppyfrost, visibly frustrated with Berrynose's overly-protective attitude, heads towards the water.
Jayfeather returns to the shore. He locates his stick and runs his paw over the ancient scratch marks. He hears distant voices swirling around him, but is unable to make out what they are saying. He internally asks them what they want, but receives no reply. Suddenly, Jayfeather hears Breezepelt's voice, growling that ThunderClan was on WindClan's part of the lake. Icecloud protests that territories end three tail-lengths from shore, but Breezepelt says that the shore is where the water starts, despite the fact that it had been set back by the blockage. Jayfeather intervenes before the Clans fight, asking Breezepelt what value that the lakebed has. The WindClan warrior pushes forward towards Jayfeather, calling him half-Clan, and saying that he has no rights to be a medicine cat.
Moments later, Ashfoot appears, and Breezepelt tells her that the spat was nothing but a miscommunication about the water. The deputy advises Jayfeather to keep to their side of the lake to avoid more confrontations. Jayfeather gathers the ThunderClan cats and leaves, rousing frustration from the warriors.

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 149
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 150
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 151
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 152
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 153
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 155
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 156
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 157
  9. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 158
  10. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 159
  11. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 154


The Fourth Apprentice 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 25Chapter 26
Warriors cliffnotes
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 Thaw
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 Hope
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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