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Unformatted text preview: Katniss and Peeta both spit out the berries, rinsing their mouths with water from the lake as cheers from the people in the Capitol play over the loudspeakers. A hovercraft drops ladders for them and, once on board, the doctors take Peeta away to begin surgery. Katniss feels like she's watching her mother and Prim work on someone from the mines. She calls out for him and desperately wants to get to him. As she waits, she finally understands why the loved ones of the dying can't pull themselves away, why they have to watch. It's because they, like Katniss, have no choice. They're taken back to the Training Center, and Katniss is sedated. When she wakes, it seems that days have passed. A restraint prevents her from getting out of bed, but she's calmed by the sight of the redheaded Avox girl who brings her food. Katniss asks if Peeta is alive, and the Avox girl nods. the redheaded Avox girl who brings her food....
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- Fall '08