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The Catcher in the Rye Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 20 Summary

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Chapter 20 Summary

After Carl leaves, Holden stays at the bar and gets drunk. He pretends he has been shot. After awhile, he calls Sally. Her grandmother answers the phone and refuses to put her on the phone. Holden slurs his words, repeatedly asking for Sally. Sally picks up the phone and he tells her that he is going to help her trim her Christmas tree. She knows he is drunk tells him to call her the next day. Holden goes into the bathroom and pours water over his head. He sits there for a long time and talks to the bar's piano player. The man tells him that he is drunk and should go home. Holden decides to go to Central Park. As he walks, he drops the record that he bought for Phoebe and becomes very sad. When he reaches the park, which is empty and dark, Holden...

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