Mr. Spencer read out loud Holden's exam paper on Egyptians and he tries to lecture Holden on his academic failures.
Holden wrote Stradlater's composition about his brothers old baseball mitt. It took him about an hour and he enjoyed writing it on Stradlater's typewriter.
Holden changes his shirt and goes downstairs to the Lavender Room, the Edmont’s nightclub. He flirts and dances with three women who are visiting from Seattle and Holden pays for their drinks.
Holden goes to eat breakfast at a little sandwich bar, where he meets two nuns who are moving to Manhattan to teach in a school.
Holden goes to see a movie at Radio City Music Hall. He finds the Rockettes’ Christmas stage show ridiculous and superficial, but it makes him remember how he and Allie used to love the kettledrum player in the Radio City pit orchestra.
Holden goes to Phoebe’s room and tries to explain why he fails his classes and tells her all the things he hates about school, but she responds by accusing him of hating everything and she challenges him to name one thing he likes.