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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby “That‟s a great expression of yours, isn‟t it?” said Tom

sharply. “What is?” “All this „old sport‟ business. Where‟d you pick that up?” “Now see here, Tom,” said Daisy, turning around from the

mirror, “if you‟re going to make personal remarks I won‟t stay here a minute. Call up and order some ice for the mint julep.” As Tom took up the receiver the compressed heat exploded

into sound and we were listening to the portentous chords of Mendelssohn‟s Wedding March from the ballroom below. “Imagine marrying anybody in this heat!” cried Jordan

dismally. “Still — I was married in the middle of June,” Daisy

remembered, “Louisville in June! Somebody fainted. Who was it fainted, Tom?” “Biloxi,” he answered shortly. “A man named Biloxi. „blocks‟ Biloxi, and he made boxes —

that‟s a fact —and he was from Biloxi, Tennessee.” “They carried him into my house,” appended Jordan,

“because we lived just two doors from the church. And he stayed three weeks, until Daddy told him he had to get out. The day after he left Daddy died.” After a moment she added

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