In the reading, Holden was indulgent when he was asked to do a descriptive writing task. However, he did the task wrong. The essay he wrote talked about his little brother's glove. The glove was tangible and he could read the poems that were written in green ink. Before Stradlater came in he was ruminating about his worries. When Stradlater came back to the dorm it was tacit. They soon became into a heated argument and Stradlater was able quell Holden when he punched him, Stradlater punched back and made his nose bloody.