Holden takes a cab to a Greenwich Village nightclub called Ernie’s, a spot he used to frequent with D. B. At Ernie’s, Holden listens to Ernie play the piano but is unimpressed. He encounters an obnoxious girl named Lillian Simmons, whom D. B. used to date, and is forced to leave the nightclub to get away from her.
The elevator operator named Maurice offers to send him a prostitute for five dollars, and Holden, depressed and lonely, accepts.
The prostitute named Sunny arrives. He is extremely nervous and tells her he is unable to have sex because he is recovering from an operation on his “clavichord.” He finally pays her the five dollars he owes and asks her to leave.
Maurice returns to collect the extra five dollars that Holden did not pay Sunny. Holden refuses to do so because Maurice said five dollars originally. They both start fighting each other but Maurice wins, he gets the five bucks, and then he leaves.
Wanna do this the easy way or the hard way chief?
Holden goes to eat breakfast at a little sandwich bar, where he meets two nuns.Then he talks to one of the nuns about Romeo and Juliet and forces them to take ten dollars as a charitable contribution.