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"They're only here because of me. What if I'm wrong?"
Dovepaw to herself in The Fourth Apprentice, page 164
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Chapter Number: 15 (of 26)
Page Numbers: 161-173

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Dovepaw wakes in a panic upon realizing that she is not in the apprentices' den. She quickly stands and realizes that she is in the den that the other cats had built the night prior. Lionblaze, being the only one awake, greets his apprentice by telling her that he took her watch shift. Dovepaw, visibly frustrated, tells her mentor that he doesn't have to treat her like a kit.
Moments later, Sedgewhisker wakes. Dovepaw asks about the warrior's shoulder, to which she replies that it is doing fine. The other cats soon rise to their paws, and Toadfoot implies that the group should get to hunting. They separate, and Dovepaw uses her senses to locate a squirrel. She successfully kills it, hoping to make up for her measly hunt the previous day. The cats reconvene with various pieces of prey and settle down to eat.
Rippletail and Petalfur draw away from the group, saying that they didn't catch anything so they could not eat. Whitetail and Lionblaze both reassure the RiverClan warriors that they are to work together, and share their catches.
After eating, Toadfoot leads them through the bed of the stream. Dovepaw, suddenly overcome with doubt of her abilities, uses her senses to travel far down the stream towards the blockage. She sees the brown animals looming over piles of tree trunks. The apprentice is brought back by Petalfur asking if she is alright. With a new sense of reassurance, Dovepaw pads forward along with her patrol. They come across a pool of water, which excites the RiverClan cats upon sensing fish. Petalfur and Rippletail go to the pool and successfully catch one fish. They excitedly beckon the rest of the group to try it, to which the WindClan warriors decline. The others try a few bites, and Dovepaw internally decides to stick to mice and squirrels.
Farther up the stream, Toadfoot quickly orders the patrol to get onto the bank. The cats follow his orders and then see a dead deer laying in the stream. The patrol pad around the carcass, eventually maneuvering back into the stream once passing. Dovepaw is discouraged by having not scented the deer before Toadfoot, and wonders what else she has missed due to not being on the highest alert. Further along, the patrol see sheep grazing in a field.
Suddenly, the yapping of a dog is heard behind the patrol. Toadfood yowls for them to run. The dog chases after the cats, and Whitetail instructs for them to head towards the sheep. The cats dive into the gathering of nearby sheep, who were uttering fearful noises towards the dog. The sheep move away collectively, and the cats follow, which causes Dovepaw to lose sight of the others. The sheep begin to slow down after the dog trails away, and the cats emerge from the flock. Whitetail calls for them to go towards the hedge, giving them a safe space to recollect themselves.
A monster races past the group, startling Dovepaw. Lionblaze advises that they cross the Thunderpath while it's quiet. Once across, Toadfoot locates a hole in the nearby fence to wriggle through. The cats reach a field with Twoleg nests behind it. Dovepaw then realizes that the stream is nowhere in sight.

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 161
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 162
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 163
  4. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 171


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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