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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby “If you want to kiss me any time during the evening, Nick,

just let me know and I‟ll be glad to arrange it for you. Just mention my name. Or present a green card. I‟m giving out green——” “Look around,” suggested Gatsby. “I‟m looking around. I‟m having a marvelous ——” “You must see the faces of many people you‟ve heard

about.” Tom‟s arrogant eyes roamed the crowd. “We don‟t go around very much,” he said. “In fact, I was

just thinking I don‟t know a soul here.” “Perhaps you know that lady.” Gatsby indicated a

gorgeous, scarcely human orchid of a woman who sat in state under a white plum tree. Tom and Daisy stared, with that peculiarly unreal feeling that accompanies the recognition of a hitherto ghostly celebrity of the movies. “She‟s lovely,” said Daisy. “The man bending over her is her director.” He took them ceremoniously from group to group: “Mrs. Buchanan . . . and Mr. Buchanan ——” After an

instant‟s hesitation he added: “the polo player.” “Oh no,” objected Tom quickly, “not me.”

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