The Catcher In The Rye by J. D. Salinger, A boy named Holden Crawford is going to school at Pencey preparatory school and is failing. On his last day before he leaves the school, he goes to say goodbye to one of his teacher’s old spencer.
But I just couldn’t hang around there for any longer, the way we were on opposite sides of the pole,and the way he kept missing the bed whenever he chucked something at it and his ad old bathrobe with his chest showing, and that grippy smell of Vicks Nose Drops all over the place.
During this scene, Old Spencer is trying to help holden by giving him some advice. This is hard for Holden to listen to because of how both of them have very different views about the school and life in general. Holden describes Spencer as very sarcastic for his age. Holden seems to be very easily angered by this and leaves after bearing it while talking to him.