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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

picture, and anybody would have said that they were conspiring together. As I tiptoed from the porch I heard my taxi feeling its way

along the dark road toward the house. Gatsby was waiting where I had left him in the drive. “Is it all quiet up there?” he asked anxiously. “Yes, it‟s all quiet.” I hesitated. “You‟d better come home

and get some sleep.” He shook his head. “I want to wait here till Daisy goes to bed. Good night, old

sport.” He put his hands in his coat pockets and turned back

eagerly to his scrutiny of the house, as though my presence marred the sacredness of the vigil. So I walked away and left him standing there in the moonlight —watching over nothing.

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