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The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye


by J. D. Salinger

Maurice Timeline and Summary

  • Maurice asks Holden if he'd like to have a throw or spend the night with a prostitute. A "throw" will cost five bucks and the night will cost fifteen. Holden says yes, but he wants somebody pretty.
  • Sometime after Sunny leaves the room, having demanded ten dollars but only receiving five, she shows up again with Maurice. Sunny takes five dollars out of his wallet.
  • Holden starts crying and insults Maurice. He calls him a dirty thief and predicts a not-so-nice future in which Maurice ends up on the street.
  • At the very end of the novel, Holden declares he misses everyone – even Maurice.