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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

place and made a pot of coffee. After that, he stayed there alone with Wilson until dawn. About three o‟clock the quality of Wilson‟s incoherent

muttering changed — he grew quieter and began to talk about the yellow car. He announced that he had a way of finding out whom the yellow car belonged to, and then he blurted out that a couple of months ago his wife had come from the city with her face bruised and her nose swollen. But when he heard himself say this, he flinched and began

to cry “Oh, my God!” again in his groaning voice. Michaelis made a clumsy attempt to distract him. “How long have you been married, George? Come on there,

try and sit still a minute and answer my question. How long have you been married?” “Twelve years.” “Ever had any children? Come on, George, sit still — I

asked you a question. Did you ever have any children?” The hard brown beetles kept thudding against the dull

light, and whenever Michaelis heard a car go tearing along the road outside it sounded to him like the car that hadn‟t stopped a few hours before. He didn‟t like to go into the garage, because the work bench was stained where the body had been lying, so he moved uncomfortably around the office — he knew every

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