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In the book 'Catcher in the Rye' by J.D.Salinger, Stradlater asks Holden Caulfield to write his English homework which was a describtive essey. Stradlater was going to a date and his roommate Holden was realy good at english. Eventually, though he doesn't wants to, Holden agrees and writes about his dead younger brother Allie Baseball mitt. Left-handed fielder's mitt. Allie had poems written all around it in green ink.

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