• I take a few breaths to calm myself, step back, and lift Buttercup by the scruff of the neck. "I should've drowned you when I had the chance." His ears flatten and he raises a paw. I hiss before he gets a chance, which seems to annoy him a little, since he considers hissing his own personal sound of contempt.

    Suzanne Collins (2010). “Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3)”, p.144, Scholastic Inc.