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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

that you‟ll never know, things that neither of us can ever forget.” The words seemed to bite physically into Gatsby. “I want to speak to Daisy alone,” he insisted. “She‟s all

excited now——” “Even alone I can‟t say I never loved Tom,” she admitted in

a pitiful voice. “It wouldn‟t be true.” “Of course it wouldn‟t,” agreed Tom. She turned to her husband. “As if it mattered to you,” she said. “Of course it matters. I‟m going to take better care of you

from now on.” “You don‟t understand,” said Gatsby, with a touch of panic.

“You‟re not going to take care of her any more.” “I‟m not?” Tom opened his eyes wide and laughed. He

could afford to control himself now. “Why‟s that?” “Daisy‟s leaving you.” “Nonsense.” “I am, though,” she said with a visible effort. “She‟s not leaving me!” Tom‟s words suddenly leaned

down over Gatsby. “Certainly not for a common swindler who‟d have to steal the ring he put on her finger.” “I won‟t stand this!” cried Daisy. “Oh, please let‟s get out.”

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