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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby Tom Buchanan, who had been hovering restlessly about the

room, stopped and rested his hand on my shoulder. “What you doing, Nick?” “I‟m a bond man.” “Who with?” I told him. “Never heard of them,” he remarked decisively. This annoyed me. “You will,” I answered shortly. “You will if you stay in the

East.” “Oh, I‟ll stay in the East, don‟t you worry,” he said, glancing

at Daisy and then back at me, as if he were alert for something more. “I‟d be a God damned fool to live anywhere else.” At this point Miss Baker said: “Absolutely!” with such

suddenness that I started — it was the first word she uttered since I came into the room. Evidently it surprised her as much as it did me, for she yawned and with a series of rapid, deft movements stood up into the room. “I‟m stiff,” she complained, “I‟ve been lying on that sofa for

as long as I can remember.” “Don‟t look at me,” Daisy retorted, “I‟ve been trying to get you to New York all afternoon.”

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