The Catcher in the Rye
Chapter 11
<ul><li>Holden leaves the club and sits in the deserted lobby thinking about Jane and Stradlater.  </li></ul><ul><li>He is...
<ul><li>“The way I met her, this Doberman pinscher she had used to come over and relieve himself on our lawn, and my mothe...
<ul><li>“Then what happened, a couple of days later I saw Jane laying on her stomach next to the swimming pool, at the clu...
<ul><li>“ She gave me the big freeze when I said hello that day, though. I had a helluva time convincing her that I didn't...
<ul><li>“Anyway, after that, Jane and I got to be friends and all.”  </li></ul><ul><li>“I played golf with her that same a...
<ul><li>“I remember this one afternoon. It was the only time old Jane and I ever got close to necking, even.”  </li></ul><...
<ul><li>“We were playing checkers.” </li></ul><ul><li>“All of a sudden this booze hound her mother was married to came out...
<ul><li>“Jane wouldn't answer him when he asked her if she knew where there was any cigarettes.”  </li></ul><ul><li>“So th...
<ul><li>“Then all of a sudden, this tear plopped down on the checkerboard. On one of the red squares--boy, I can still see...
<ul><li>“So what I did was, I went over and made her move over on the glider so that I could sit down next to her.”  </li>...
<ul><li>“I never did find out what the hell was the matter. Some girls you practically never find out what's the matter.” ...
<ul><li>“ There was hardly anybody in the lobby any more. Even all the whory-looking blondes weren't around any more, and ...
<ul><li>“So I went up to my room and put on my coat.”  </li></ul><ul><li>“I also took a look out the window to see if all ...
<ul><li>“Ernie's is this night club in Greenwich Village that my brother D.B. used to go to quite frequently before he wen...
<ul><li>Ernie's a big fat colored guy that plays the piano.  </li></ul><ul><li>He's a terrific snob and he won't hardly ev...
<ul><li>He's so good he's almost corny, in fact. I don't exactly know what I mean by that, but I mean it.  </li></ul><ul><...
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Catcher in the Rye Chapter 11

  1. 1. The Catcher in the Rye
  2. 2. Chapter 11
  3. 3. <ul><li>Holden leaves the club and sits in the deserted lobby thinking about Jane and Stradlater. </li></ul><ul><li>He is still concerned about what might have happened between them. </li></ul><ul><li>He remembers how he met Jane and thinks about why he likes her so much. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>“The way I met her, this Doberman pinscher she had used to come over and relieve himself on our lawn, and my mother got very irritated about it.” </li></ul><ul><li>“She called up Jane's mother and made a big stink about it.” </li></ul><ul><li>“My mother can make a very big stink about that kind of stuff.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>“Then what happened, a couple of days later I saw Jane laying on her stomach next to the swimming pool, at the club, and I said hello to her.” </li></ul><ul><li>“I knew she lived in the house next to ours, but I'd never conversed with her before or anything.” </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>“ She gave me the big freeze when I said hello that day, though. I had a helluva time convincing her that I didn't give a good goddam where her dog relieved himself.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ He could do it in the living room, for all I cared.” </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>“Anyway, after that, Jane and I got to be friends and all.” </li></ul><ul><li>“I played golf with her that same afternoon.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>“I remember this one afternoon. It was the only time old Jane and I ever got close to necking, even.” </li></ul><ul><li>“It was a Saturday and it was raining like a bastard out, and I was over at her house, on the porch--they had this big screened-in porch.” </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>“We were playing checkers.” </li></ul><ul><li>“All of a sudden this booze hound her mother was married to came out on the porch and asked Jane if there were any cigarettes in the house.” </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>“Jane wouldn't answer him when he asked her if she knew where there was any cigarettes.” </li></ul><ul><li>“So the guy asked her again, but she still wouldn't answer him. She didn't even look up from the game.” </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>“Then all of a sudden, this tear plopped down on the checkerboard. On one of the red squares--boy, I can still see it.” </li></ul><ul><li>“She just rubbed it into the board with her finger. I don't know why, but it bothered hell out of me.” </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>“So what I did was, I went over and made her move over on the glider so that I could sit down next to her.” </li></ul><ul><li>“Then she really started to cry, and the next thing I knew, I was kissing her all over--anywhere--her eyes, her nose, her forehead, her eyebrows and all, her ears--her whole face except her mouth and all.” </li></ul><ul><li>“She sort of wouldn't let me get to her mouth.” </li></ul><ul><li>“Anyway, it was the closest we ever got to necking.” </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>“I never did find out what the hell was the matter. Some girls you practically never find out what's the matter.” </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>“ There was hardly anybody in the lobby any more. Even all the whory-looking blondes weren't around any more, and all of a sudden I felt like getting the hell out of the place.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ It was too depressing.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ And I wasn't tired or anything.” </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>“So I went up to my room and put on my coat.” </li></ul><ul><li>“I also took a look out the window to see if all the perverts were still in action, but the lights and all were out now.” </li></ul><ul><li>“I went down in the elevator again and got a cab and told the driver to take me down to Ernie's.” </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>“Ernie's is this night club in Greenwich Village that my brother D.B. used to go to quite frequently before he went out to Hollywood and prostituted himself.” </li></ul><ul><li>“He used to take me with him once in a while.” </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Ernie's a big fat colored guy that plays the piano. </li></ul><ul><li>He's a terrific snob and he won't hardly even talk to you unless you're a big shot or a celebrity or something, but he can really play the piano. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>He's so good he's almost corny, in fact. I don't exactly know what I mean by that, but I mean it. </li></ul><ul><li>I certainly like to hear him play, but sometimes you feel like turning his goddam piano over. </li></ul><ul><li>I think it's because sometimes when he plays, he sounds like the kind of guy that won't talk to you unless you're a big shot. </li></ul>
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