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Chapter Number: 4 (of 28)
Page Numbers: 52-59

Chapter Summary

Jaypaw's PoV

As Jaypaw is sorting herbs, he scents his mentor, Leafpool, returning to the medicine den. Within her jaws is Briarkit, who seems to have caught her mother's cough. When asked about Briarkit, Leafpool confirms this, and says that Millie is no better, although she's unsure of what to do, since she doesn't think that Daisy can cope with feeding Bumblekit, Blossomkit, and her own two kits. Jaypaw tells her not to fret, and that it's only whitecough. However, Leafpool disagrees, saying that it could grow worse, especially with the colder weather coming, and she's afraid of losing cats, including the elder, Mousefur, who is frail.
When Leafpool mentions that they are low on catmint, Jaypaw is sent to find more. He takes Poppyfrost with him, who feels sorry for Briarkit, and more than offers to help search for some. When they arrive at the place where the catmint grows, Poppyfrost is shocked, and says that there isn't any catmint left. Jaypaw is furious, and blames the battle with WindClan, ShadowClan, and RiverClan. Poppyfrost says that they should tell Firestar, so WindClan and RiverClan can be punished, but Jaypaw stops the warrior, saying that it could have been an accident. Although Jaypaw doesn't voice his opinion, he thinks that Poppyfrost could be right. As they clear away the stems from the broken plants, Jaypaw tells Poppyfrost to pick any of the new ones she finds.
Leafpool is dismayed when her apprentice and Poppyfrost return with very little catmint. Millie hears this, and tells the two medicine cats to give whatever catmint they have to Briarkit, and breaks out into a coughing fit as she says that she'll be alright. Her mate, Graystripe, hears her cough, and comes to see what's wrong. He is stopped by Leafpool, who tells him he needs to stay away, so he doesn't spread the cough to any other cats. Although hesitant, Graystripe agrees, still clearly worried about her.
When Leafpool returns yet again, she is fretting about going to the Moonpool to meet with the other medicine cats. Jaypaw notices how worried and tired she is, and offers to travel to the Moonpool by himself. Leafpool disagrees at first, saying that apprentices hardly ever went without their mentors, but Jaypaw manages to talk Leafpool into letting him go on his own, and he promises to bring back any catmint he finds, if any at all. Jaypaw wonders to himself if they'll need to travel outside of their territory to find the precious herb.

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References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Revealed in Long Shadows, page 52
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Long Shadows, page 53
  3. Revealed in Long Shadows, page 56
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Revealed in Long Shadows, page 57
  5. Revealed in Long Shadows, page 54
  6. Revealed in Long Shadows, page 55
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in Long Shadows, page 59



Long Shadows 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 26Chapter 27Chapter 28
Warriors cliffnotes
The Prophecies Begin Arc Into the WildFire and IceForest of SecretsRising StormA Dangerous PathThe Darkest Hour
New Prophecy Arc MidnightMoonriseDawnStarlightTwilightSunset
Power of Three Arc The SightDark RiverOutcastEclipseLong ShadowsSunrise
Omen of the Stars Arc The Fourth ApprenticeFading EchoesNight WhispersSign of the MoonThe Forgotten WarriorThe Last Hope
Dawn of the Clans Arc The Sun TrailThunder RisingThe First BattleThe Blazing StarA Forest DividedPath of Stars
A Vision of Shadows Arc The Apprentice's QuestThunder and ShadowShattered SkyDarkest NightRiver of Fire
Super Edition Arc Firestar's QuestBluestar's ProphecySkyClan's DestinyCrookedstar's PromiseYellowfang's SecretTallstar's RevengeBramblestar's StormMoth Flight's VisionHawkwing's JourneyTigerheart's Shadow
Field Guide Arc Secrets of the ClansCats of the ClansCode of the ClansBattles of the ClansEnter the ClansThe Ultimate Guide
Graystripe's Adventure The Lost WarriorWarrior's RefugeWarrior's Return
Stand-alone Manga The Rise of Scourge
Tigerstar and Sasha Arc Into the WoodsEscape from the ForestReturn to the Clans
Ravenpaw's Path Arc Shattered PeaceA Clan in NeedThe Heart of a Warrior
SkyClan and the Stranger Arc 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 Echo

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