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October 16, 2011 / Rachel Bednarski

30 Day Meme: Day 3 – A Book That Makes Me Laugh Out Loud

I laughed a LOT when Holden wakes up to find Mr Antolini patting his head in A Catcher in the Rye. I’m still not sure if it’s supposed to be funny, but it certainly got me


Then something happened. I don’t even like to talk about it. I woke up all of a sudden. I don’t know what time it was or anything, but I woke up. I felt something on my head, some guy’s hand. Boy, it really scared hell out of me. What it was, it was Mr. Antolini’s hand. What he was doing was, he was sitting on the floor right next to the couch, in the dark and all, and he was sort of petting me or patting me on the goddam head. Boy, I’ll bet I jumped about a thousand feet.
“What the hellya doing?” I said.
“Nothing! I’m simply sitting here, admiring—”
“What’re ya doing, anyway?” I said over again. I didn’t know what the hell to say—I mean I was embarrassed as hell.
“How ’bout keeping your voice down? I’m simply sitting here—”
“I have to go, anyway,” I said—boy, was I nervous! I started putting on my damn pants in the dark. I could hardly get them on I was so damn nervous. I know more damn perverts, at schools and all, than anybody you ever met, and they’re always being perverty when I’m around.

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