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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

the night. In a little while I heard a low husky sob, and saw that the tears were overflowing down his face. “The God damned coward!” he whimpered. “He didn‟t

even stop his car.” The Buchanans‟ house floated suddenly toward us through

the dark rustling trees. Tom stopped beside the porch and looked up at the second floor, where two windows bloomed with light among the vines. “Daisy‟s home,” he said. As we got out of the car he glanced

at me and frowned slightly. “I ought to have dropped you in West Egg, Nick. There‟s

nothing we can do to-night.” A change had come over him, and he spoke gravely, and

with decision. As we walked across the moonlight gravel to the porch he disposed of the situation in a few brisk phrases. “I‟ll telephone for a taxi to take you home, and while you‟re

waiting you and Jordan better go in the kitchen and have them get you some supper—if you want any.” He opened the door. “Come in.” “No, thanks. But I‟d be glad if you‟d order me the taxi. I‟ll

wait outside.” Jordan put her hand on my arm. “Won‟t you come in, Nick?”

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