When Leafpaw is trying to identify the other trapped cats, Mistyfoot tells her in disgust that she wouldn't have been caught if she hadn't been chasing a WindClan thief off RiverClanterritory, supposedly referring to Gorsetail. His voice quivering, Gorsetail responds that he didn't know it was a trap when he hid in it. He tells Leafpaw his name and Clan.
Later, a Twoleg shoves Coal, one of the captured rogues, against something sharp inside his cage, cutting him. As Coal's wound bleeds, he begins to panic. Leafpaw remembers her mentor, Cinderpelt, using cobwebs to stop bleeding, and Gorsetail says he saw some near his cage. He reaches toward them, snags the cobwebs on his paw, and reaches up as far as he can toward Leafpaw's cage. She grasps them, and passes them to the kittypet named Cody, who gives them to Coal. He treats himself and calms down.
While trying to think of a way to escape, Leafpaw remembers how Gorsetail reached through the cage to pass her the cobwebs.
Mistyfoot: "I wouldn't have been caught in that fox-hearted Twoleg trap if I hadn’t been chasing a thieving WindClan warrior of my territory."
Gorsetail: "I didn't know it was a trap when I hid in it."
Leafpaw: "Who's that?"
Gorsetail: "Gorsetail of WindClan."
—Gorsetail with Leafpaw and MistyfootDawn, page 30