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In chapter 7, Holden decides to go back to his school, Pencey Prep. He decides he doesn't want to wait for Wednesday so that he will not get home before his parents get the Headmaster's letter of expulsion. Earlier in the novel, when he learned that he would be expelled, Holden expressed no sorrow about leaving the school, but now, he feels sadness. He feels as though he has hurt his mother and been left by his friends. He feels abandoned and alone as he walks out of the dorm.
Holden goes back to his school and decides he is going to leave before wednesday. He packs his bags and yells his last goodbye to Pencey Prep before leaving. His leave will lead to his journey in new york city, where he encounters the world around him.
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