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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

object in it before morning — and from time to time sat down beside Wilson trying to keep him more quiet. “Have you got a church you go to sometimes, George?

Maybe even if you haven‟t been there for a long time? Maybe I could call up the church and get a priest to come over and he could talk to you, see?” “Don‟t belong to any.” “You ought to have a church, George, for times like this.

You must have gone to church once. Didn‟t you get married in a church? Listen, George, listen to me. Didn‟t you get married in a church?” “That was a long time ago.” The effort of answering broke the rhythm of his rocking —

for a moment he was silent. Then the same half-knowing, half- bewildered look came back into his faded eyes. “Look in the drawer there,” he said, pointing at the desk. “Which drawer?” “That drawer—that one.” Michaelis opened the drawer nearest his hand. There was

nothing in it but a small, expensive dog-leash, made of leather and braided silver. It was apparently new. “This?” he inquired, holding it up. Wilson stared and nodded.

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