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Catcher In The Rye - Alternative Ending

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Alternative Ending To Catcher in the Rye Anyway, I really did go home after the carrousel. First, Phoebe and I walked out of the park and took the bus to Grand Central, to get my god dam Gladstone's out of the strong box there. Though it had stopped hammering down, I was still pretty wet. Boy, it really came down like a madman. I still had 'Phoebe's' red hunting hat on, it was soaking wet though. I didn't care though. "I'm glad we're both going home now, Holden", she said. "I'm just ready to get this over with", I said, "Mom and dad will cry." "Don't worry, Holden. It'll be okay", Phoebe said. She squeezed my hand which she was holding and smiled. It just about killed me. We had most of Phoebe's Christmas dough, so we got my Gladstone's, and took the bus to 72nd street. There were a bunch of kids at the back of the bus. They were all horsing around, laughing and all. We sat next to them. ...read more.

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He's really not a bad guy. In fact, I sort of missed him. I'll give old Jane a bell tomorrow, if it's not too crazy here. So I unpacked a few things in my room, and smoked all of my cigarettes. I was so god dam nervous. Around 7 o'clock, mom and dad walked in together. At the time, I was right there in the hallway, so they saw me right away. I really didn't care if they yelled at me. I felt numb and empty inside. I was really hungry, but too worried to eat. If you want to know the truth, I was in pretty bad shape. Even though I changed and washed before mom and dad came home, I felt that I must have looked a state. I hadn't shaved in a few days. Anyway, they looked all dressed up and nice when they came through the door. "Holden! What's going on? What are you doing here? Its' Tuesday", my dad said. I took a deep breath, and then started coughing all over the place. ...read more.

Conclusion

I hardly ever see Dad this mad. I heard my mom crying in their bedroom, and my father trying to comfort her. I started thinking of the military school. I knew I'd hate it there, even more than the other schools I'd been to. The next thing I knew, I was sort of crying. Normally I'm not a huge crier, but here I was, crying my god dam eyes out. I heard a little knock at the door, and old Phoebe came in. "I heard you crying, don't worry Holden, everything will blow over". She sat on the side of my bed and hugged me. Trust Phoebe to do something phony like that, but all the same, it was kinda cute. Phoebe went to bed at around 9 o'clock and I was still awake by 11. I couldn't sleep. I felt kinda weak, and I kept coughing like a madman. That's about it, that's all I'm gonna tell you. I could go on and tell you about the military school and Phoebe and all. But I think I told too much already. Katie Dial 11AF ...read more.

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