The Catcher in the Rye

by: J. D. Salinger

Chapters 18–20

Quotes Chapters 18–20
He was a very good skater and all, but I couldn’t enjoy it much because I kept picturing him practicing to be a guy that roller-skates on the stage.
It was about this English guy, Alec something, that was in the war and loses his memory in the hospital and all. He comes out of the hospital carrying a cane and limping all over the place, all over London, not knowing who the hell he is.
I didn’t say anything. I was sort of afraid he’d get up and leave me if I didn’t shut up.
I was the only guy at the bar with a bullet in their guts. I kept putting my hand under my jacket, on my stomach and all, to keep the blood from dripping all over the place. I didn’t want anybody to know I was even wounded. I was concealing the fact that I was a wounded sonuvabitch.
It's not too bad when the sun’s out, but it only comes out when it feels like coming out.