Mr. Spencer leaves Holden a note to come say good-bye, so Holden visits him while the big game is going on.
Looking not-so-attractive in his bathrobe and Vicks Nose Drops haven, Mr. Spencer grosses Holden out. He also asks how the getting-the-ax conversation went with headmaster Thurmer.
Mr. Spencer picks his nose.
He says that he recently met with Holden's parents, who are "grand" people.
Mr. Spencer wants to know whether or not Holden opened his history textbook even once all quarter. He's sort of a jerk about emphasizing over and over that Holden knew absolutely nothing about the material.
Stooping to even lower blows, Mr. Spencer reads Holden's exam book aloud. It's not a pretty sight.
It looks as though Mr. Spencer wants to be exonerated of his guilt over flunking Holden. Holden obliges, repeating again that there was nothing else Mr. Spencer could have done.
But Mr. Spencer still wants to know what Holden thinks of all this. Why does he keep getting the boot at all these prep schools?
He warns that Holden ought to care about his future, and that someday soon he (Holden) really will end up concerned about it.
He offers Holden hot chocolate, and may or may not yell "Good luck!" after him as he leaves.