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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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