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Warriors
Power of Three
Outcast
Erin Hunter

To Jessica

Special thanks to Cherith Baldry

Contents

Prologue

“Prey-stealers! This is our territory.” A gray tomcat spat out…

Chapter 1

Jaypaw stretched, feeling the sun beat down on his fur.

Chapter 2

Lionpaw pushed his way through clumps of long grass wet…

Chapter 3

Hollypaw pushed through the brambles into the nursery and set…

Chapter 4

Hollypaw slipped out under the brambles that sheltered the apprentice…

Chapter 5

Cool night air whispered through Jaypaw's fur. Up above, he…

Chapter 6

Poppypaw dived forward; Lionpaw could see she was trying to…

Chapter 7

“I've got a plan,” Hollypaw announced. She and Cinderpaw had…

Chapter 8

Jaypaw stiffened at the sound of screeching from the entrance…

Chapter 9

“Jaypaw! Hey, Jaypaw!” Jaypaw felt a sharp nudge in his…

Chapter 10

Every hair on Lionpaw's pelt prickled with excitement. The moment…

Chapter 11

Wind whipped through Lionpaw's pelt as he raced toward the…

Chapter 12

Hollypaw stood on the bank of the stream that formed…

Chapter 13

Jaypaw shivered in the dawn chill. The sharp scent of…

Chapter 14

Jaypaw could feel dappled sunlight and shade on his pelt…

Chapter 15

Lionpaw stood beside his sister, gazing down at the lake…

Chapter 16

Hollypaw turned to stare at her mother. “You know this…

Chapter 17

“We've got to get out!” The WindClan apprentice abandoned the…

Chapter 18

Jaypaw tried to sink his claws into the bare rock.

Chapter 19

Hollypaw slid out her claws, muscles tensed to spring into…

Chapter 20

Lionpaw followed Talon as he picked his way down the…

Chapter 21

Lionpaw stared in disbelief. Stoneteller didn't want them here? Was…

Chapter 22

Jaypaw heard his brother's sigh and felt disappointment rolling off…

Chapter 23

Lionpaw watched as the Tribe cats broke up into small,…

Chapter 24

Hollypaw led the to-bes out of the cave in time…

Chapter 25

Jaypaw lay in the moss-lined nest beside Lionpaw and Hollypaw,…

Chapter 26

Once the injured cats had been treated and were resting…

Chapter 27

Horror slashed through Hollypaw like the claws of fighting cats.

Chapter 28

Beneath the full moon the mountains were washed with silver,…

Chapter 29

Jaypaw lay in the sleeping hollow where the scents of…

ALLEGIANCES

THUNDERCLAN

LEADER

FIRESTAR
—ginger tom with a flame-colored pelt

DEPUTY

BRAMBLECLAW
—dark brown tabby tom with amber eyes

APPRENTICE, BERRYPAW

MEDICINE CAT

LEAFPOOL
—light brown tabby she-cat with amber eyes

APPRENTICE, JAYPAW

WARRIORS

(toms, and she-cats without kits)

SQUIRRELFLIGHT
—dark ginger she-cat with green eyes

DUSTPELT
—dark brown tabby tom

APPRENTICE, HAZELPAW

SANDSTORM
—pale ginger she-cat

APPRENTICE, HONEYPAW

CLOUDTAIL
—long-haired white tom

APPRENTICE, CINDERPAW

BRACKENFUR
—golden brown tabby tom

APPRENTICE, HOLLYPAW

SORRELTAIL
—tortoiseshell-and-white she-cat with amber eyes

THORNCLAW
—golden brown tabby tom

APPRENTICE, POPPYPAW

BRIGHTHEART
—white she-cat with ginger patches

ASHFUR
—pale gray (with darker flecks) tom, dark blue eyes

APPRENTICE, LIONPAW

SPIDERLEG
—long-limbed black tom with brown underbelly and amber eyes

APPRENTICE, MOUSEPAW

BROOK WHERE SMALL FISH SWIM

(BROOK)
—brown tabby she-cat, formerly of the Tribe of Rushing Water

STORMFUR
—dark gray tom with amber eyes, formerly of RiverClan

WHITEWING
—white she-cat with green eyes

BIRCHFALL
—light brown tabby tom

GRAYSTRIPE
—long-haired gray tom

APPRENTICES

(more than six moons old, in training to become warriors)

BERRYPAW
—cream-colored tom

HAZELPAW
—small gray-and-white she-cat

MOUSEPAW
—gray-and-white tom

CINDERPAW
—gray tabby she-cat

HONEYPAW
—light brown tabby she-cat

POPPYPAW
—tortoiseshell she-cat

LIONPAW
—golden tabby tom

HOLLYPAW
—black she-cat

JAYPAW
—gray tabby tom

QUEENS

(she-cats expecting or nursing kits)

FERNCLOUD
—pale gray (with darker flecks) she-cat, green eyes, mother of Dustpelt's kits: Icekit (white she-cat) and Foxkit (reddish tabby tom)

DAISY
—cream long-furred cat from the horseplace, mother of Spiderleg's kits: Rosekit (dark cream she-cat) and Toadkit (black-and-white tom)

MILLIE
—striped gray tabby she-cat, former kittypet

ELDERS

(former warriors and queens, now retired)

LONGTAIL
—pale tabby tom with dark black stripes, retired early due to failing sight

MOUSEFUR
—small dusky brown she-cat

SHADOWCLAN

LEADER

BLACKSTAR
—large white tom with huge jet-black paws

DEPUTY

RUSSETFUR
—dark ginger she-cat

MEDICINE CAT

LITTLECLOUD
—very small tabby tom

WARRIORS

OAKFUR
—small brown tom

ROWANCLAW
—ginger tom

SMOKEFOOT
—black tom

APPRENTICE, OWLPAW

IVYTAIL
—black, white, and tortoiseshell she-cat

TOADFOOT
—dark brown tom

QUEENS

TAWNYPELT
—tortoiseshell she-cat with green eyes

SNOWBIRD
—pure white she-cat

ELDERS

CEDARHEART
—dark gray tom

TALLPOPPY
—long-legged light brown tabby she-cat

WINDCLAN

LEADER

ONESTAR
—brown tabby tom

DEPUTY

ASHFOOT
—gray she-cat

MEDICINE CAT

BARKFACE
—short-tailed brown tom

APPRENTICE, KESTRELPAW

WARRIORS

TORNEAR
—tabby tom

CROWFEATHER
—dark gray tom

APPRENTICE, HEATHERPAW
(light brown tabby, blue eyes)

OWLWHISKER
—light brown tabby tom

WHITETAIL
—small white she-cat

APPRENTICE, BREEZEPAW
(black, amber eyes)

NIGHTCLOUD
—black she-cat

WEASELFUR
—ginger tom with white paws

HARESPRING
—brown-and-white tom

QUEENS

GORSETAIL
—very pale gray-and-white cat with blue eyes, mother of Thistlekit, Sedgekit, and Swallowkit

ELDERS

MORNINGFLOWER
—very old tortoiseshell queen

WEBFOOT
—dark gray tabby tom

RIVERCLAN

LEADER

LEOPARDSTAR
—unusually spotted golden tabby she-cat

DEPUTY

MISTYFOOT
—gray she-cat with blue eyes

MEDICINE CAT

MOTHWING
—dappled golden she-cat

APPRENTICE, WILLOWPAW

WARRIORS

BLACKCLAW
—smoky-black tom

VOLETOOTH
—small brown tabby tom

APPRENTICE, MINNOWPAW

REEDWHISKER
—black tom

MOSSPELT
—tortoiseshell she-cat with blue eyes

APPRENTICE, PEBBLEPAW

BEECHFUR
—light brown tom

RIPPLETAIL
—dark gray tabby tom

DAWNFLOWER
—pale gray she-cat

DAPPLENOSE
—mottled gray she-cat

POUNCETAIL
—ginger-and-white tom

QUEENS

GRAYMIST
—pale gray tabby, mother of Sneezekit and Mallowkit

ICEWING
—white cat with green eyes, mother of Beetlekit, Pricklekit, Petalkit, and Grasskit

ELDERS

HEAVYSTEP
—thickset tabby tom

SWALLOWTAIL
—dark tabby she-cat

STONESTREAM
—gray tom

THE TRIBE OF RUSHING WATER

TRIBE-HEALER

TELLER OF THE POINTED STONES

(STONETELLER)
—brown tabby tom with amber eyes

PREY-HUNTERS

(toms and she-cats responsible for providing food)

GRAY SKY BEFORE DAWN (GRAY)
—pale gray tabby tom

WING SHADOW OVER WATER (WING)
—gray-and-white she-cat

STORM CLOUDS AT DUSK (STORM)
—dark gray tom

CAVE-GUARDS

(toms and she-cats responsible for guarding the cave)

TALON OF SWOOPING EAGLE

(TALON)
—dark brown tabby tom

JAGGED ROCK WHERE HERON SITS

(JAG)
—dark gray tom

BIRD THAT RIDES THE WIND (BIRD)
—gray-brown she-cat

CRAG WHERE EAGLES NEST (CRAG)
—dark gray tom (Brook's brother)

SHEER PATH BESIDE WATERFALL

(SHEER)
—dark brown tabby tom

NIGHT OF NO STARS (NIGHT)
—black she-cat

MOSS THAT GROWS BY RIVER

(MOSS)
—light brown she-cat

KIT-MOTHERS

(she-cats expecting or nursing kits)

FLIGHT OF STARTLED HERON

(FLIGHT)
—brown tabby she-cat (has three very young kits)

SWOOP OF CHESTNUT HAWK

(SWOOP)
—dark ginger she-cat (has two older kits)

TO-BES

(tribe apprentices)

SCREECH OF ANGRY OWL

(SCREECH)
—black tom (prey-hunter)

SPLASH WHEN FISH LEAPS

(SPLASH)
—light brown tabby she-cat (prey-hunter)

PEBBLE THAT ROLLS DOWN MOUNTAIN

(PEBBLE)
—gray she-cat (cave-guard)

ELDERS

(former prey-hunters and cave-guards, now retired)

CLOUD WITH STORM IN BELLY

(CLOUD)
—white she-cat

RAIN THAT RATTLES ON STONES

(RAIN)
—speckled brown tom

CATS OUTSIDE CLANS

STRIPES
—large silver tabby tom with dark stripes and amber eyes

FLICK
—skinny light brown tom with large pointed ears

FLORA
—dark-brown-and-white she-cat with green eyes

TWIST
—young tortoiseshell she-cat with white stripes on her face

PURDY
—elderly, plump tabby loner with a gray muzzle

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