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Spencer's farewell turns into a lecture on discipline, and Holden's mind drifts. He wonders about the  ducks down at the lagoon near Central Park South in New York City. Where do they go when the  lagoon freezes in the winter? Does someone take them to a zoo? Do they fly away? He reflects on  Mr. Haas, the phony headmaster at Elkton Hills, one of Holden's previous schools. Haas was very  charming to successful-looking parents, but if a boy's mother were fat or his father poorly dressed,  the headmaster snubbed them cruelly. Holden finally manages to escape from Mr. Spencer's lecture, claiming he needs to get to the gym to  retrieve his equipment. He has second thoughts about leaving "old Spencer" but mainly wants out.  Politely turning down a cup of Mrs. Spencer's renowned hot chocolate and promising to write, he  gladly leaves. Kindly Mrs. Spencer is the one who invites Holden into the couple's modest home and directs him 
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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.

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