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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

“Instantly killed,” repeated Tom, staring. “She ran out ina road. Son-of-a-bitch didn‟t even stopus

car.” “There was two cars,” said Michaelis, “one comin‟, one

goin‟, see?” “Going where?” asked the policeman keenly. “One goin‟ each way. Well, she.”— his hand rose toward

the blankets but stopped half way and fell to his side ——” she ran out there an‟ the one comin‟ from N‟york knock right into her, goin‟ thirty or forty miles an hour.” “What‟s the name of this place here?” demanded the officer. “Hasn‟t got any name.” A pale well-dressed negro stepped near. “It was a yellow car,” he said, “big yellow car. New.” “See the accident?” asked the policeman. “No, but the car passed me down the road, going faster‟n

forty. Going fifty, sixty.” “Come here and let‟s have your name. Look out now. I

want to get his name.” Some words of this conversation must have reached Wilson,

swaying in the office door, for suddenly a new theme found voice among his gasping cries:

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