She was right, though. It is
'If a body meet a body coming through the rye.' I didn't know it then, though. 'I thought it was "If a body catch a body,"' I said. "Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around - nobody big. I mean - except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch
them. That's all I'd do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be. I know it's crazy.' Old Phoebe didn't say anything for a long time. Then, when she said something, all she said was, 'Daddy's going to kill you.'