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Chapter 26

Chapter 26

The last chapter (less than a page) brings us up to the time at which Holden is narrating, presumably a few months after the above events took place. He is recovering in a California sanitarium, has been seeing a psychoanalyst there, and will be going back to school in the fall. (It should be noted that critics are divided on why Holden is in a sanitarium. Some suggest tuberculosis [Holden's fainting and dizziness seem to support this], while most assume that only mental problems are to blame.) which D.B. visits him from time to time. He ends by realizing that telling this story makes him miss all the people who were in it, and perhaps appreciate them more by coming to terms with his reactions to them. He ends by saying: "It's funny. Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody."

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Historical Context
Main Characters
Points to Ponder
Did You Know
Plot Summary
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4 and 5
Chapter 6 and 7
Chapter 8 and 9
Chapter 10 and 11
Chapter 12 and 13
Chapter 14 and 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17 and 18
Chapter 19 and 20
Chapter 21 and 22
Chapter 23 and 24
Chapter 25
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