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"No cat can see him! Only me!"
Rootpaw's thoughts concerning the Bramblestar's ghost in The Silent Thaw, page 15
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Chapter Number: 1 (of 24)
Page Numbers: 5-15

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Rootpaw is running away from Bramblestar's ghost as it cries out for help. Rootpaw worries that he is like his father, Tree, and can see dead cats. Rootpaw wants to be a normal cat with normal warrior kin. Rootpaw decides that he needs to find out if Bramblestar is still alive, and to do so, he needs to talk with a ThunderClan cat. The apprentice realizes he is late for training, and rushes to where he is expected by Dewspring.
Rootpaw runs into his mentor, Dewspring, who scolds him for arriving late for his training. Rootpaw apologizes and they prepare to set off. Hawkwing intercepts them along with Plumwillow and Nettlesplash, and Rootpaw asks if they can join their border patrol, hoping they might see a ThunderClan patrol. Dewspring agrees, and the patrol leaves for the ThunderClan border. The older cat instructs Rootpaw to catch a bird, but he gets distracted, wondering if there would be a patrol up ahead he could talk to. He gets down from the tree with no luck, and Dewspring scolds him again for dawdling.
Rootpaw then spots a ThunderClan patrol, and gets their attention by asking loudly where he needed to mark the border. Lionblaze appears with Sparkpelt and Cherryfall, and Lionblaze asks him to not make so much noise. Rootpaw apologizes and casually asks if Bramblestar got better. Lionblaze is surprised, and says that he is better, which relieves Rootpaw, thinking he hadn't seen a ghost after all. They finish up the patrol, and Rootpaw goes to train with Needlepaw, his sister, and her mentor, Reedclaw in the afternoon.
Dewspring lets them finish early, as both had a good session. Back at the SkyClan camp, Rootpaw picks out prey for both Needlepaw and himself, and sit together to share a meal. Rootpaw thinks he sees the ghost again, and watches its form come closer to him. When it sits down next to Needlepaw, Rootpaw realizes that only he can see the ghost. He panics, wishing he could be a normal apprentice.

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The Silent Thaw 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 24
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 LifePebbleshine's KitsTree's RootsMothwing's Secret
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