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Holden's anxiety as he crosses streets on Fifth Avenue is reminiscent of the feelings that he had on  his way to Mr. Spencer's home near the end of Chapter 1. There, too, he felt that he was  disappearing every time he crossed a road. The terror is related to the horror he feels toward  mutability and death; it is not surprising that he calls on Allie for support. Allie has crossed over and  knows the territory. Holden's efforts concerning Phoebe seem ambiguous. He says he wants to see her before he leaves  for the West. Because she is his most trusted living link to family, we have to wonder, even at this  point, whether he really wants to say good-bye or whether he just longs for home. While delivering a  note for Phoebe to the principal's office of her school, he sees that someone has written "Fuck you"  on the wall by the stairs. This enrages him. Holden's own language is often salty, and Phoebe asked 
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