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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby “The rumor is,” whispered Jordan, “that that‟s Tom‟s girl on

the telephone.” We were silent. The voice in the hall rose high with

annoyance: “Very well, then, I won‟t sell you the car at all. . . . I‟m under no obligations to you at all . . . and as for your bothering me about it at lunch time, I won‟t stand that at all!” “Holding down the receiver,” said Daisy cynically. “No, he‟s not,” I assured her. “It‟s a bona-fide deal. I

happen to know about it.” Tom flung open the door, blocked out its space for a

moment with his thick body, and hurried into the room. “Mr. Gatsby!” He put out his broad, flat hand with well-

concealed dislike. “I‟m glad to see you, sir. . . . Nick. . . .” “Make us a cold drink,” cried Daisy. As he left the room again she got up and went over to

Gatsby and pulled his face down, kissing him on the mouth. “You know I love you,” she murmured. “You forget there‟s a lady present,” said Jordan. Daisy looked around doubtfully. “You kiss Nick too.” “What a low, vulgar girl!” “I don‟t care!” cried Daisy, and began to clog on the brick fireplace. Then she remembered the heat and sat down guiltily

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