"Blood is spilled in every generation, yet there is always hope, just as the sun rises."
Yellowfang to Dovepaw in The Fourth Apprentice, page 65
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Chapter Number: 5 (of 26)
Page Numbers: 62-72

Chapter description

Dovepaw is awoken by a paw against her ear. She irritably scolds her sister, Ivypaw, for waking her. When the paw cuffs her ear again, Dovepaw opens her eyes, and is shocked to find an unfamiliar cat standing over her. She demands that the strange cat introduce themselves, asking what they want, to which they reply "you". Dovepaw panics, and looks around to see her denmates still asleep. She tries to awaken her sister, but to no avail, and is instructed to follow the strange cat out of the apprentices' den.
Dovepaw is led into the forest, walking past Toadstep, who is on guard and motionless. She asks the unfamiliar cat where she is being taken, and the cat snaps at her to stop complaining. Dovepaw is led to the lake, where the water is full and plentiful. Dovepaw is in disbelief, and asks the unfamiliar she-cat if she is from StarClan. The cat replies saying that she was once her Clanmate, and that hard times follow every Clan throughout the seasons. She tells Dovepaw that hope always remains, and then begins to fade away. When the she-cat disappears, Dovepaw hears the prophecy after the sharp-eyed jay and the roaring lion, peace will come on dove's gentle wing in her ear.
Dovepaw awakes in the morning, startling Ivypaw. She feels tired, even though her excursion was only a dream. Dovepaw tries her best to push the dream out of her mind and steps into the clearing. She tracks Brackenfur and Sorreltail, out on one of the early patrols, and sees Sorreltail hunting a squirrel. Dovepaw moves her senses deeper into the forest, and picks up Berrynose complaining about stepping on a thistle. After catching a bit of amusement from the antics around ThunderClan camp, Dovepaw reminds herself of the dream, but chooses to go forward with her apprentice duties anyways.
Later, Dovepaw returns to camp with fresh-kill. She is congratulated by Graystripe and boasted about by her mentor, Lionblaze. Whitewing is impressed, and Dovepaw feels embarrassed from all the attention, especially since Ivypaw had only managed to catch a shrew. Dovepaw reassures Ivypaw that it was just bad luck, to which Ivypaw replies that bad luck doesn't fill bellies. Cinderheart tells the apprentices that they can each take a piece of prey.
Nearby, Millie talks to Graystripe, concerned about the drought in the lake. Spiderleg insists that StarClan should do something about the problem, and Mousewhisker questions where the water had gone. Dovepaw suggests that brown animals may be the reason for the blockage, which confuses the warriors. Lionblaze asks his apprentice what she is talking about, and Dovepaw explains that big brown animals are dragging logs into the stream, which is causing a blockage of water running to the lake. The warriors don't believe her, and tell Lionblaze to make his apprentice stop imagining things. Dovepaw grows frustrated, telling her Clanmates that what she is saying is the truth. The warriors leave, and Birchfall scolds her for making things up.
Cinderheart tells the apprentices to get some rest. They thank her, and Ivypaw then tells her sister to stop showing off. She tells her sister that she was only saying that to get attention, and then leaves towards the apprentices' den. Dovepaw is left angry and confused as to why no one else in the Clan knew about the brown animals. After a few moments, Lionblaze instructs her to follow him.





Important events

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 62
  2. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 63
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 67
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 66
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 69
  6. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 70
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 71
  8. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, chapter 5

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 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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