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These notes are brief, noting major events in The Rescue that will be of consequence later. They are intended to be used as a reference for those looking for specific events for re-reading and the book discussions.


  • Leafstar is seen laying on her side. Billystorm walks up to her.
    • Leafstar introduces herself and SkyClan's camp, saying the camp was a safe and secure place.
  • Rabbitleap teaches Birdpaw, Honeypaw, and Sandypaw how to leap high.
    • Lichenfur comments that they were cats, not rabbits. Waspwhisker defends Rabbitleap, saying his son's skill was something to be proud of.
  • Birdpaw, Honeypaw, and Sandypaw start boasting that they could leap like Rabbitleap. Clovertail, their mother, tells them not to go on top of the rock and fall off.
    • Birdpaw tells Clovertail that they were being careful, but she then falls off.
      • Clovertail becomes worried and asks Birdpaw if she was okay. She then scolds Birdpaw and Rabbitleap.
  • Echosong appears from her den and says that she heard someone bump their head from a rock.
    • Echosong tells Birdpaw to come to her den to have her better.
  • Sandypaw and Honeypaw bet each other that they won't fall off the rock. Sharpclaw tells them to not jump anymore.
  • A patrol of Mintfur, Ebonyclaw, and Shrewtooth come back to the gorge. Mintfur reports to Sharpclaw that they came across fox-scent.
    • Shrewtooth adds that they marked how far it came into SkyClan by bending small branches on some of the trees. The deputy compliments him on the idea, though Mintfur tells him that it was Ebonyclaw's idea.
  • Billystorm tells Leafstar that she has done a good job with the Clan, and they go into the gorge with their fresh-kill.
  • Echosong has applied an herbal ointment on Birdpaw's eye, and Sandypaw and Honeypaw are impressed with it.
  • Echosong scolds Leafstar for hunting and climbing, and Leafstar tells her to relax.
  • Clovertail gives Leafstar advice on kits
  • Leafstar, Echosong, and Clovertail eat fresh-kill.
  • Sharpclaw and Cherrytail go hunting together.
  • The three she-cats gossip about Sharpclaw and Cherrytail. Leafstar is surprised at the thought of Sharpclaw taking a mate.
  • Leafstar is anxious that her loyalty will be divided between her Clan and her kits.
  • She dreams that her are lost and her Clan is in danger. She must choose between the two.
  • Leafstar and Sharpclaw discuss patrols for the fox trail. Leafstar opts out on patrolling for that day, causing Billystrom to worry.
  • Harveymoon comes to camp, he and Leafstar go for a walk.
    • They find Waspwhisker and Tinycloud when walking, and learn that Nettlesplash and Sandypaw are lost.
  • The four warriors follow the young cats' trail. When they are found, it is revealed that they had ate the prey they caught instead of taking it to camp.
    • Leafstar assigns them to clean Lichenfur's fur and bedding as a punishment for breaking the The Warrior Code
  • A few days later, Sharpclaw prohibits Leafstar from patrolling till her kits are born. She and Echosong go near Twolegplace to collect herbs.
    • They meet Billystorm there and go back to camp.
  • In camp, Plumwillow, Nettlesplash, Honeypaw, Birdpaw, and Sandypaw are missing for a training session.
    • The five come back to camp with a disrespectfully-killed pigeon, and Birdpaw has reopened her eye wound.
    • Echosong reapplies a poultice to it.

  • Sharpclaw catches the same five young cats "going on dawn patrol."
    • Echosong expresses worries about Birdpaw's appetite. Petalnose reassures her, and Leafstar complains about the heat.
  • A few days later, Echosong is fretting about Birdpaw's eye to Leafstar. Birdpaw races up to them, her eye completely healed.
  • It is so hot that Leafstar goes to the Whispering Cave to cool down.
    • She hears Honeypaw, Birdpaw, and Sandypaw discuss a secret outside, and decides to keep an eye on them.
  • Birdpaw, Sandypaw, and Nettlesplash leave camp, caliming to go the stream to wash their paws. Leafstar secretly tags along behind them.
  • Leafstar sees the three cats going to a Twoleg Nest.
    • The young cats eat food that an elderly female Twoleg gives them. Leafstar is furiated with their behavior and sends them back to camp.
  • Back in the gorge, Leafstar's stomach hurts.
    • Soon, she gives birth to three kits.
  • Petalnose talks about how kits warm her heart, but is interrupted when Shrewtooth brings sheep's wool for the kits.
  • Cherrytail visits Leafstar's kits and admits that she wants kits, as well as her feelings for Sharpclaw.
  • They are interrupted when a SkyClan warrior warns them that a Twoleg is coming
  • The SkyClan cats hide, and it turns out to be the elderly Twoleg. Leafstar's kits try to escape the den, and one of them falls off of a ledge.
    • Leafstar goes to get her, but the Twoleg comes first and puts the kit in a basket. She puts Leafstar and her other kits in the basket too.
  • The Twoleg takes Leafstar and her kits to her Twoleg Nest, the SkyClan leader realizes they are trapped in there.

    • Leafstar forces herself to eat Twoleg food for her kits.
    • There is no rescue party yet, but Leafstar thinks that the Twoleg doesn't mean to hurt her.
  • Harry, a kittypet comes inside the Twoleg Nest.
    • He recognizes Leafstar as a cat living in the gorge, and wonders why she wants to escape.
  • Leafstar unsuccessfully tries to escape up the chimney. She hopes Billystorm will rescue them.
    • Sharpclaw and Billystorm appear, and try to help her get out of the nest. The Twoleg brings them food, Leafstar tells him not to hurt her. The SkyClan warriors have to go back.
  • Harry comforts Leafstar that it's not that bad.
  • Leafstar's kits eyes begin to open. She dreams that she is in SkyClan camp with her kits, but that everyone abandoned them.
  • She wakes to hear meowing outside. Fallowfern is hurt, and the Twoleg takes her in as well.
  • Fallowfern tells Leafstar she faked to be hurt so she get into the nest. They take one kit each, and Harry helps them by taking another.
    • They run outside, where other SkyClan warriors wait. Leafstar says good bye to Harry.
  • Leafstar calls a meeting and thanks her warriors, as well as reminding the young cats not to take food from Twolegs.
  • Harry comes to camp and asks to be a member of SkyClan.
    • He reveals his name to be Sol.
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 Journey
Field Guide Arc Secrets of the ClansCats of the ClansCode of the ClansBattles of the ClansEnter the ClansThe Ultimate Guide
The Lost Warrior Arc 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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