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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby A new point of view occurred to me. Suppose Tom found

out that Daisy had been driving. He might think he saw a connection in it — he might think anything. I looked at the house; there were two or three bright windows down-stairs and the pink glow from Daisy‟s room on the second floor. “You wait here,” I said. “I‟ll see if there‟s any sign of a

commotion.” I walked back along the border of the lawn, traversed the

gravel softly, and tiptoed up the veranda steps. The drawing- room curtains were open, and I saw that the room was empty. Crossing the porch where we had dined that June night three months before, I came to a small rectangle of light which I guessed was the pantry window. The blind was drawn, but I found a rift at the sill. Daisy and Tom were sitting opposite each other at the

kitchen table, with a plate of cold fried chicken between them, and two bottles of ale. He was talking intently across the table at her, and in his earnestness his hand had fallen upon and covered her own. Once in a while she looked up at him and nodded in agreement. They weren‟t happy, and neither of them had touched the

chicken or the ale — and yet they weren‟t unhappy either. There was an unmistakable air of natural intimacy about the

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