Holden Takes New York

  • Holden: Manager of the Fencing Team

    Holden leaves the fencing gear on a subway. "I left all the foils and equipment and stuff on the goddam subway" (6).
  • Goodbye, Mr. Spencer

    Holden runs to his history teacher, Mr. Spencer, to say goodbye. "Boy, I rang that doorbell fast when I got to old Spencer's house" (8).
  • "Sleep tight, ya morons!"

    Holden decided to leave Pency. "When I was all set to go, when I had my bags and all, I stood for a while next to the stairs and took a last look down the goddam corridor" (68).
  • Where do they go?

    When Holden gets to New York, he gets into a taxi cab and asks the driver, "'You know those ducks in that lagood right near Central Park South? That little lake? By any chance do you happen to know where they go, the ducks, when it gets all frozen over?"' (78).
  • Let's try this again.

    On his way to Ernie's, Holden asks a different taxi driver where the ducks go durring the winter. The driver responds with, "'How the hell should I know?"' (107).
  • I Walk a Lonely Road.

    Holden walks 41 blocks to the Edmont Hotel. "I walked all the way back to the hotel... Sometimes you get tired riding in taxicabs..." (115).
  • It's Always Sunny in New York.

    Holden ends up spending ten dollars on a prostitue named Sunny. He gives five dollars to her to do nothing, '"I'll pay you and all, but do you mind very much if we don't do it?"' (125). And Sunny takes five more dollars when her and Maurice take it from him. That's about one hundred dollars in today's money.
  • Good Morning, Sally.

    When Holden wakes up in the morning, he calls Sally Hayes, an old friend, and plans to go out on a date later in the day. "What I did do, I gave old Sally Hayes a buzz" (137).
  • Breakfast with Nuns

    After Holden checks out of the hotel, he walks to a dinner and has breakfast with two nuns he meets there. "I said I'd enjoyed talking to them a lot, too. I meant it, too" (146). He gave them ten dollars.
  • "Little Shirley Beans"

    Holden walked to a record store and bought "Little Shirley Beans" for his little sister, Pheobe. "...I knew it would knock old Pheobe out..." (149
  • The Museum

    When Holden is walking around, he see the Museum of Natural History. But he deiceds to not go inside. "When I got to the museum, all of a sudden, I wouldn't have gone inside for a million bucks" (159).
  • Go Home, Holden.

    A guy in the bar asks Holden, "'Why don't you go home, Mac?"' This leads to Holden leaving the bar very drunk still.
  • The Wicker Bar

    Holden goes into the Wicker Bar, where he planned to meet with his old friend, Carl Luce. Holden he and Carl get into an argument and Carl leaves the bar. Leaving the drunken Holden alone in the bar.