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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

“I‟m right across from you.” “So you are.” Our eyes lifted over the rose-beds and the hot lawn and the

weedy refuse of the dog-days along-shore. Slowly the white wings of the boat moved against the blue cool limit of the sky. Ahead lay the scalloped ocean and the abounding blessed isles. “There‟s sport for you,” said Tom, nodding. “I‟d like to be

out there with him for about an hour.” We had luncheon in the dining-room, darkened too against

the heat, and drank down nervous gayety with the cold ale. “What‟ll we do with ourselves this afternoon?” cried Daisy,

“and the day after that, and the next thirty years?” “Don‟t be morbid,” Jordan said. “Life starts all over again

when it gets crisp in the fall.” “But it‟s so hot,” insisted Daisy, on the verge of tears, “and

everything‟s so confused. Let‟s all go to town!” Her voice struggled on through the heat, beating against it,

molding its senselessness into forms. “I‟ve heard of making a garage out of a stable,” Tom was

saying to Gatsby, “but I‟m the first man who ever made a stable out of a garage.”

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