Unformatted text preview: After a lackluster trip to town with Ackley and another student, Holden settles in to compose the descriptive theme paper for Stradlater. He decides to write about his brother Allie's left-handed baseball glove. Allie died of leukemia on July 18, 1946, while the family was vacationing in Maine. Holden was 13 years old at the time, Allie two years younger. Holden finishes the essay around 10:30 p.m. Pencey's fraudulence extends even to the menu at the dining hall. The main course on Saturday evenings is always steak. Holden suspects that the motive is to impress parents who visit on Sunday and ask their sons what they had to eat for dinner the night before. At best, life around Agerstown is boring. Holden has no date so he takes a bus into town with Ackley and Mal Brossard, where they play pinball and eat hamburgers. They are back at the dorm by 8:45 and Mal Brossard, where they play pinball and eat hamburgers....
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.
- Fall '11