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All rights reserved. Parents visit on Sunday, so, when they ask their son what he had for dinner last night, he'll say "steak. He convinces Mal to let Ackley come along with them, because otherwise the kid will sit in his room and pick his pimples all night. What a pal. It's snowing since it's December in Pennsylvania , and Holden packs a snowball. He tries to throw it at about ten different objects but keeps changing his mind, and finally just carries it around until they get on the bus and the driver tells him to ditch it. We're pretty sure this is symbolic.
Holden claims that he is the most terrific liar one could ever meet. He admits that he lied to Spencer by telling him that he had to go to the gym. Holden returns to his room, where he puts on a red hunting hat he bought in New York.
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After a dry and unappetizing steak dinner in the dining hall, Holden gets into a snowball fight with some of the other Pencey boys. He and his friend Mal Brossard decide to take a bus into Agerstown to see a movie—though Holden hates movies—and Holden convinces Mal to let Ackley go with them.
Holden follows Stradlater to the bathroom, where they spend some time talking. Stradlater asks Holden to write a descriptive essay for him since he is going out on a date. He tells Stradlater some things about Jane, including how well she dances and how she keeps the kings in the back row while playing checkers. Holden sits in his room thinking about Jane and Stradlater until Ackley returns. In this Chapter, the negative Holden compares the handsome, athletic Stradlater to the pathetic Ackley, calling them both "slobs. He follows his roommate into the bathroom and badgers Stradlater with questions and trivia, in an annoying manner similar to Ackley.