What does Holden mean when he says that Pencey is full of "crooks"? ch 1-2

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What he means is exactly what he says in this case.  He is saying that Pencey is full of crooks because he thinks that someone has committed a crime against him.  He says that he had his coat and his gloves stolen out of his room.

Because of this, he...

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What he means is exactly what he says in this case.  He is saying that Pencey is full of crooks because he thinks that someone has committed a crime against him.  He says that he had his coat and his gloves stolen out of his room.

Because of this, he says that Pencey is full of crooks.  He says that there are a lot of rich kids at the school, but they are crooks even so.  They really would not have needed to steal anything from him or from anyone else, but they did it anyway.

 

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