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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

“Like to buy it?” “Big chance,” Wilson smiled faintly. “No, but I could make

some money on the other.” “What do you want money for, all of a sudden?” “I‟ve been here too long. I want to get away. My wife and I

want to go West.” “Your wife does,” exclaimed Tom, startled. “She‟s been talking about it for ten years.” He rested for a

moment against the pump, shading his eyes. “And now she‟s going whether she wants to or not. I‟m going to get her away.” The coupe flashed by us with a flurry of dust and the flash

of a waving hand. “What do I owe you?” demanded Tom harshly. “I just got wised up to something funny the last two days,”

remarked Wilson. “That‟s why I want to get away. That‟s why I been bothering you about the car.” “What do I owe you?” “Dollar twenty.” The relentless beating heat was beginning to confuse me

and I had a bad moment there before I realized that so far his suspicions hadn‟t alighted on Tom. He had discovered that Myrtle had some sort of life apart from him in another world, and the shock had made him physically sick. I stared at him

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