The Catcher in the Rye

by: J. D. Salinger

Chapters 3–4


I’m the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life.


‘This is a people shooting hat,’ I said. ‘I shoot people in this hat.’


What she’d do, when she’d get a king, she wouldn’t move it. She’d just leave it in the back row. . . . She just liked the way they looked when they were all in the back row.


For once in my stupid life, I was really glad to see him. He took my mind off the other stuff.