Antpelt is waiting in ambush at the abandoned Twoleg nest, with Snaketail, Spiderfoot, and Whitetail. A RiverClanpatrol finds them and attacks. When Pouncetail is trying to identify Antpelt, he remembers that the brown warrior had threatened him at a previous Gathering, since Pouncetail had scolded his apprentice for being rude to an elder. Pouncetail admits that he was happy to get even with Antpelt, and he, along with Blackclaw, forces him out through a gap in the wall, which leads to another den. It is hard to spot Antpelt's fur in the shadows, but he gives himself away when a rat scurries past him, making him squeal like a kit. Blackclaw and Pouncetail pounce on Antpelt, thumping his ears until he dashes out of the front entrance squealing after his Clanmates.