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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

lawns because I had on shoes from England with rubber nobs on the soles that bit into the soft ground. I had on a new plaid skirt also that blew a little in the wind, and whenever this happened the red, white, and blue banners in front of all the houses stretched out stiff and said TUT-TUT-TUT-TUT, in a disapproving way. The largest of the banners and the largest of the lawns

belonged to Daisy Fay‟s house. She was just eighteen, two years older than me, and by far the most popular of all the young girls in Louisville. She dressed in white, and had a little white roadster, and all day long the telephone rang in her house and excited young officers from Camp Taylor demanded the privilege of monopolizing her that night. “Anyways, for an hour!” When I came opposite her house that morning her white

roadster was beside the curb, and she was sitting in it with a lieutenant I had never seen before. They were so engrossed in each other that she didn‟t see me until I was five feet away. “Hello, Jordan,” she called unexpectedly. “Please come

here.” I was flattered that she wanted to speak to me, because of

all the older girls I admired her most. She asked me if I was going to the Red Cross and make bandages. I was. Well, then,

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