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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

definitely unfamiliar and vaguely recognizable, as if I had only heard it described in words, passed over Gatsby‟s face. “Come on, Daisy,” said Tom, pressing her with his hand

toward Gatsby‟s car. “I‟ll take you in this circus wagon.” He opened the door, but she moved out from the circle of

his arm. “You take Nick and Jordan. We‟ll follow you in the coupe.” She walked close to Gatsby, touching his coat with her

hand. Jordan and Tom and I got into the front seat of Gatsby‟s car, Tom pushed the unfamiliar gears tentatively, and we shot off into the oppressive heat, leaving them out of sight behind. “Did you see that?” demanded Tom. “See what?” He looked at me keenly, realizing that Jordan and I must

have known all along. “You think I‟m pretty dumb, don‟t you?” he suggested.

“Perhaps I am, but I have a — almost a second sight, sometimes, that tells me what to do. Maybe you don‟t believe that, but science ——” He paused. The immediate contingency overtook him,

pulled him back from the edge of the theoretical abyss. “I‟ve made a small investigation of this fellow,” he continued. “I could have gone deeper if I‟d known——”

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