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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby “Who are you, anyhow?” broke out Tom. “You‟re one of

that bunch that hangs around with Meyer Wolfsheim — that much I happen to know. I‟ve made a little investigation into your affairs —and I‟ll carry it further to-morrow.” “You can suit yourself about that, old sport.” said Gatsby

steadily. “I found out what your „drug-stores‟ were.” He turned to us

and spoke rapidly. “He and this Wolfsheim bought up a lot of side-street drug-stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter. That‟s one of his little stunts. I picked him for a bootlegger the first time I saw him, and I wasn‟t far wrong.” “What about it?” said Gatsby politely. “I guess your friend

Walter Chase wasn‟t too proud to come in on it.” “And you left him in the lurch, didn‟t you? You let him go

to jail for a month over in New Jersey. God! You ought to hear Walter on the subject of YOU.” “He came to us dead broke. He was very glad to pick up

some money, old sport.” “Don‟t you call me „old sport‟!” cried Tom. Gatsby said

nothing. “Walter could have you up on the betting laws too, but Wolfsheim scared him into shutting his mouth.”

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