The Catcher in the Rye - Study Guide Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Holden walks forty-one blocks back to his hotel because he doesn't feel like getting into another cab. His hands are cold and he is angry that someone has stolen his gloves. He thinks that he is "yellow" and would not directly confront the thief even if he knew who stole them. Thinking about his missing gloves and his cowardly behavior makes him depressed. When he arrives back at the hotel, Maurice, the elevator man asks if he would like a prostitute. He tells Holden it will be five dollars for a brief encounter and fifteen dollars for a girl who will stay until noon. Holden says he would like the five-dollar deal. He goes into his room and nervously prepares for the prostitute by brushing his teeth and changing his shirt. The prostitute arrives and Holden is surprised to see that she is only about...

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