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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby “Who wants to go to town?” demanded Daisy insistently.

Gatsby‟s eyes floated toward her. “Ah,” she cried, “you look so cool.” Their eyes met, and they stared together at each other, alone

in space. With an effort she glanced down at the table. “You always look so cool,” she repeated. She had told him that she loved him, and Tom Buchanan

saw. He was astounded. His mouth opened a little, and he looked at Gatsby, and then back at Daisy as if he had just recognized her as some one he knew a long time ago. “You resemble the advertisement of the man,” she went on

innocently. “You know the advertisement of the man——” “All right,” broke in Tom quickly, “I‟m perfectly willing to

go to town. Come on—we‟re all going to town.” He got up, his eyes still flashing between Gatsby and his

wife. No one moved. “Come on!” His temper cracked a little. “What‟s the matter,

anyhow? If we‟re going to town, let‟s start.” His hand, trembling with his effort at self-control, bore to

his lips the last of his glass of ale. Daisy‟s voice got us to our feet and out on to the blazing gravel drive. “Are we just going to go?” she objected. “Like this? Aren‟t we going to let any one smoke a cigarette first?”

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