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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

He waited, looking at me with suppressed eagerness. “I talked with Miss Baker,” I said after a moment. “I‟m

going to call up Daisy to-morrow and invite her over here to tea.” “Oh, that‟s all right,” he said carelessly. “I don‟t want to put

you to any trouble.” “What day would suit you?” “What day would suit YOU?” he corrected me quickly. “I

don‟t want to put you to any trouble, you see.” “How about the day after to-morrow?” He considered for a

moment. Then, with reluctance: “I want to get the grass cut,” he said. We both looked at the grass —there was a sharp line where

my ragged lawn ended and the darker, well-kept expanse of his began. I suspected that he meant my grass. “There‟s another little thing,” he said uncertainly, and

hesitated. “Would you rather put it off for a few days?” I asked. “Oh, it isn‟t about that. At least ——” He fumbled with a

series of beginnings. “Why, I thought — why, look here, old sport, you don‟t make much money, do you?” “Not very much.”

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