Chapter 13


Holden walks the 41 blocks back to his hotel. In the elevator, the attendant, Maurice, offers to send a prostitute to Holden’s room. Holden agrees and once inside, freshens up. As he is doing this, he admits to the reader he is a virgin. When the prostitute, Sunny, comes in, she starts undressing. but Holden tells her he just wants to talk. He lies about having had an operation as an excuse for why he doesn’t want to have sex. Sunny says he owes her ten dollars, but Holden is adamant Maurice told him it would only cost five. Sunny finally gives up and leaves.

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