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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby “My house looks well, doesn‟t it?” he demanded. “See how

the whole front of it catches the light.” I agreed that it was splendid. “Yes.” His eyes went over it, every arched door and square

tower. “It took me just three years to earn the money that bought it.” “I thought you inherited your money.” “I did, old sport,” he said automatically, “but I lost most of

it in the big panic —the panic of the war.” I think he hardly knew what he was saying, for when I

asked him what business he was in he answered, “That‟s my affair,” before he realized that it wasn‟t the appropriate reply. “Oh, I‟ve been in several things,” he corrected himself. “I

was in the drug business and then I was in the oil business. But I‟m not in either one now.” He looked at me with more attention. “Do you mean you‟ve been thinking over what I proposed the other night?” Before I could answer, Daisy came out of the house and two

rows of brass buttons on her dress gleamed in the sunlight. “That huge place THERE?” she cried pointing. “Do you like it?” “I love it, but I don‟t see how you live there all alone.”

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