|"I found them in the forest..They're lucky a fox didn't find them first."|
|— Oakheart to Graypool when he brings her kits to care for in Forest of Secrets, page 3|
- Below contains in-depth information for the prologue of Forest of Secrets. If you are looking for a shorter summary of the entire book, please check the main article.
- Chapter Number: Prologue (of 30)
- Page Numbers: 1-5
- On a cold, snowy night, a large tom, Oakheart, takes two kits into the RiverClan nursery. The queen inside, Graypool, asks whose kit's they were when Oakheart asks if she would take care of them. He tells her he found them in the forest and Graypool asks what kind of cat would leave her kits in the forest, especially in such snowy weather. Oakheart tells her it was possible it was rogues or Twolegs then tells her to please take them; her other kits had died and these would too without someone to look after them. Graypool agrees to take them, but still questions why a mother would leave her kits alone in the forest in leaf-bare. Oakheart says that he didn't steal the kits, and Graypool asks Oakheart if he is telling the whole truth. Oakheart states that he had told her all she needs to know and goes to find her fresh kill, despite Graypool's protests to tell her where the kits came from. Graypool licks the kits and finds a faint scent that she doesn't recognize. She sniffs again and she discovers that the two kits carry the scent of an enemy Clan.
- Oakheart is mistakenly described as bracken-colored.
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|Forest of Secrets chapters|
|Prologue • Chapter 1 • Chapter 2 • Chapter 3 • Chapter 4 • Chapter 5 • Chapter 6 • Chapter 7 • Chapter 8 • Chapter 9 • Chapter 10 • Chapter 11 • Chapter 12 • Chapter 13 • Chapter 14 • Chapter 15 • Chapter 16 • Chapter 17 • Chapter 18 • Chapter 19 • Chapter 20 • Chapter 21 • Chapter 22 • Chapter 23 • Chapter 24 • Chapter 25 • Chapter 26 • Chapter 27 • Chapter 28 • Chapter 29 • Chapter 30|