Luckily, Salinger left after only a month, escaping both the meat trade and the Nazis. In a short epilogue, Holden briefly alludes to encountering his parents that night and "getting sick," mentioning that he will be attending another school in September.
I loved this one. History[ edit ] Various older stories by Salinger contain characters similar to those in The Catcher in the Rye. In a taxicabHolden inquires with the driver about whether the ducks in the Central Park lagoon migrate during winter, a subject he brings up often, but the man barely responds.
Stradlater spends the evening on a date with Jane Gallagher, a girl whom Holden used to date and whom he still admires. He warns the reader that telling others about their own experiences will lead them to miss the people who shared them.
In his avidity to find them, he pokes in the grass around the lagoon, to see if they are sleeping there, and nearly falls in the water. When it comes to all the money and opportunity he squanders, he is! His dorm neighbor Robert Ackley is one of the few students also missing the game. One afternoon, during a game of checkers, her stepfather came onto the porch where they were playing, and when he left Jane began to cry.
After making some wisecracks about his age, they leave, letting him pay their entire tab.