There were never many girls at all at the football games.

from J.D. Salinger – The Catcher in the Rye (Chap. 1) on Rap Genius

Meaning

The year is pretty unspecified throughout the novel, but we can infer from the text as a whole that the book takes place sometime between 1940 and 1949. Single-sex education was very popular in private prep schools around this time period.

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