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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby But evidently the sound of it pleased Gatsby, for Tom

remained “the polo player.” for the rest of the evening. “I‟ve never met so many celebrities!” Daisy exclaimed. “I

liked that man — what was his name?— with the sort of blue nose.” Gatsby identified him, adding that he was a small producer. “Well, I liked him anyhow.” “I‟d a little rather not be the polo player,” said Tom

pleasantly, “I‟d rather look at all these famous people in — in oblivion.” Daisy and Gatsby danced. I remember being surprised by

his graceful, conservative fox-trot — I had never seen him dance before. Then they sauntered over to my house and sat on the steps for half an hour, while at her request I remained watchfully in the garden. “In case there‟s a fire or a flood,” she explained, “or any act of God.” Tom appeared from his oblivion as we were sitting down to

supper together. “Do you mind if I eat with some people over here?” he said. “A fellow‟s getting off some funny stuff.” “Go ahead,” answered Daisy genially, “and if you want to

take down any addresses here‟s my little gold pencil.” . . . she looked around after a moment and told me the girl was

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