Chapter 20 Summary

Katniss is trying her best to care for Peeta, but his illness might be too much for her. As Peeta falls asleep that night, Kat finds herself wanting to return to a tree for safety. However, those days are behind her as long as she and Peeta continue their “star-crossed lovers” routine. Although it is necessary, it leaves Kat much more vulnerable. She does her best to stand guard that night, but it is so cold she eventually returns to share body heat with Peeta. Unfortunately, Peeta is burning with fever. The next morning, Kat discovers that his wound has swelled and has led to blood poisoning. Kat reflects that Peeta will die without powerful medication, though at this point in the games such medicine would cost her sponsors a...

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