We studied the Egyptians... You chose to write about them for the optional essay question. Would you care to hear what you had to say?
I flunked you in history because you knew absolutely nothing.
No, sir, not very much.
It was a very dirty trick...
...I broke all the windows in the garage. I don't blame them. I really don't. I slept in the garage the night he died, and I broke all the goddamn windows with my fist, just for the hell of it.
He was the nicest, in lots of ways. He never got mad at anybody. People with red hair are supposed to get mad easliy, but Allie never did, and he had very red hair.
I didn't ask them crudely or anything. Very suave, in fact. But God damn it, they thought that was a panic, too. They started giggling some more. I'm not kidding, they were three real morons.
I'm going with you. Can I? Okay?... I took them down the back elevator so Charlene wouldn't see me. It isn't heavy. All I have in it is two dresses and my moccasins and my underwear and socks and some other things...
Would any of you girls care to dance?
The Lavender Room
All right, chief, let's have it. I gotta get back to work.
Cut the crap, now. Let's have it.
Why should I give her another five bucks?
I told you about ten times, I don't owe you a cent. I already gave her the five...
so finally what I figured I'd do, I figured I'd better sneak home to see her, in case I died and all, and just chew the fat with her for a while.
I started thinking how old Phoebe would feel if I got pneumonia and died. It was childish... I couldn't get that off my mind.
...Feel it. It isn't heavy. feel it once... Can't I go with you? Holden? Can't I? Please.
Why can't I? Please, Holden! I won't do anything... I'll just go with you, that's all! I won't even take my clothes with me if you don't want me to--I'll just take my---
She started to cry.
Please, Holden. Please let me go. I'll be very, very, very--You won't even--
You're not going. Now, shut up! Gimme that bag.
You can't take anything. because you're not going. I'm going alone. So shut up.