Katniss scrambles to get out of her tree and outrun the flames and smoke

Katniss scrambles to get out of her tree and outrun the flames and smoke

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Unformatted text preview: Katniss scrambles to get out of her tree and outrun the flames and smoke. She tries to keep up with the animals ahead of her, but has to take time to rest and vomit from the smoke, allowing herself a minute to recover. She can tell that these flames are manmade, that the Gamemakers are creating them in order to drive the tributes together so that the Games don't get too boring. She outruns the fire but ends up in a section of the arena in which the Gamemakers shoot fireballs at her, and one catches her calf as she runs. She puts the fire out with her hands, leaving them mildly burned and her right calf much more severely injured. She soaks her burns in a spring-fed pool of water, but finds it hard to venture away from it. The relief is too great in the cool water and the pain is too intense when she removes her calf. She thinks of home, about Prim who, while she's afraid of most everything else, her calf....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ENG 1310 taught by Professor Pilkington during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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