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For Esmé with Love and Squalor

For Esmé with Love and Squalor

by J.D. Salinger

For Esmé with Love and Squalor: Esmé: French for "Precocious" True or False

1. Why can’t the narrator attend the wedding to which he is invited?→Because it’s in another country
2. Which war did the narrator serve as a soldier?→World War III
3. What gives the narrator pause as he is walking through the village?→A murdered cat whose body is lying in the street
4. What does the narrator notice Esmé is wearing?→A man’s watch
5. What does the narrator say is his profession in non-wartime?→Short story writer
6. Who kisses the narrator good-bye?→Esmé
7. In the second part of the story, the former narrator is referred to as which of the following?→Second Lieutenant Q
8. Who wrote the book the former narrator is reading?→Joseph Goebbels
9. What does the former narrator’s brother ask him to pick up for the kids?→A few sets of junior-sized fatigues
10. What does the former narrator allow himself to do after receiving Esmé’s gift?→Let her go

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