||[Jan. 20th, 2005|02:25 am]
The Question Club
So in the book 'Nine Stories' by J.D. Salinger, there's a story called 'Just Before The War With The Eskimos'. Basically these two girls play some tennis then they go back to one of the girls house. While there, the other girl discusses some random stuff with her friend's brother and has a sandwich. |
The last paragraph of the story is, for some reason, permanently fixed in the forefront of my mind; probably coz I can't ever figure out what it means. Rather, I know what it says, I just don't understand what it's all about, you see? And sorry, I don't have the book with me at the moment, but part in question is after she leaves the house.
Instead of throwing the uneaten part of the sandwich away, she puts it in her pocket. The last sentence, and the one that I'm always pondering goes something like:
'She wouldn't throw the sandwich out right away; it took her six weeks to get rid of the chick [baby hen] that had died after she recieved it for Easter.'
Huh? So, she, like, kept a dead baby chick? What? Why? If anyone could clarify this for me, I'd be ever so grateful.