Catcher in the Rye Chapter 10


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Catcher in the Rye Chapter 10

  1. 1. The Catcher in the Rye
  2. 2. Chapter 10
  3. 3. <ul><li>“It was still pretty early. I'm not sure what time it was, but it wasn't too late.” </li></ul><ul><li>“The one thing I hate to do is go to bed when I'm not even tired.” </li></ul><ul><li>“So I opened my suitcases and took out a clean shirt, and then I went in the bathroom and washed and changed my shirt.” </li></ul><ul><li>“What I thought I'd do, I thought I'd go downstairs and see what the hell was going on in the Lavender Room.” </li></ul><ul><li>“They had this night club, the Lavender Room, in the hotel. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>“ Except for a few pimpy-looking guys, and a few whory-looking blondes, the lobby was pretty empty.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>“But you could hear the band playing in the Lavender Room, and so I went in there. It wasn't very crowded, but they gave me a lousy table anyway--way in the back.” </li></ul><ul><li>“I should've waved a buck under the head-waiter's nose. In New York, boy, money really talks--I'm not kidding.” </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Three women are seated at the next table, and Holden summons up the courage to ask if any of them would care to dance. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>“I started giving the three witches at the next table the eye again.” </li></ul><ul><li>“That is, the blonde one.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>“The other two were strictly from hunger. I didn't do it crudely, though. I just gave all three of them this very cool glance and all.” </li></ul><ul><li>“What they did, though, the three of them, when I did it, they started giggling like morons.” </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>So all of a sudden, I sort of leaned over and said, &quot;Would any of you girls care to dance?&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>I didn't ask them crudely or anything. Very suave, in fact. But God damn it, they thought that was a panic, too. They started giggling some more. I'm not kidding, they were three real morons. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;C'mon,&quot; I said. &quot;I'll dance with you one at a time. All right? How 'bout it? C'mon!&quot; I really felt like dancing. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>“Finally, the blonde one got up to dance with me.” </li></ul><ul><li>“She was one of the best dancers I ever danced with. I'm not kidding, some of these very stupid girls can really knock you out on a dance floor.” </li></ul><ul><li>“You take a really smart girl, and half the time she's trying to lead you around the dance floor, or else she's such a lousy dancer, the best thing to do is stay at the table and just get drunk with her.” </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>“ They didn't invite me to sit down at their table-- mostly because they were too ignorant--but I sat down anyway.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The blonde I'd been dancing with's name was Bernice something--Crabs or Krebs.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The two ugly ones' names were Marty and Laverne.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I told them my name was Jim Steele, just for the hell of it.” </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>“ Then I tried to get them in a little intelligent conversation, but it was practically impossible.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ You could hardly tell which was the stupidest of the three of them.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ And the whole three of them kept looking all around the goddam room, like as if they expected a flock of goddam movie stars to come in any minute.” </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>“They probably thought movie stars always hung out in the Lavender Room when they came to New York, instead of the Stork Club or El Morocco and all.” </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>“I danced with them all--the whole three of them--one at a time.” </li></ul><ul><li>“The one ugly one, Laverne, wasn't too bad a dancer, but the other one, old Marty, was murder.” </li></ul><ul><li>“Old Marty was like dragging the Statue of Liberty around the floor.” </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>“The bar was closing up for the night, so I bought them all two drinks apiece quick before it closed, and I ordered two more Cokes for myself.” </li></ul><ul><li>“All of a sudden, when they finished their drink, all three of them stood up on me and said they had to get to bed.” </li></ul><ul><li>“They said they were going to get up early to see the first show at Radio City Music Hall.” </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>“ With cigarettes and all, the check came to about thirteen bucks.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I think they should've at least offered to pay for the drinks they had before I joined them--I wouldn't've let them, naturally, but they should've at least offered. I didn't care much, though.” </li></ul>
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