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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby “I found it yesterday afternoon. She tried to tell me about it,

but I knew it was something funny.” “You mean your wife bought it?” “She had it wrapped in tissue paper on her bureau.” Michaelis didn‟t see anything odd in that, and he gave

Wilson a dozen reasons why his wife might have bought the dog-leash. But conceivably Wilson had heard some of these same explanations before, from Myrtle, because he began saying “Oh, my God!” again in a whisper — his comforter left several explanations in the air. “Then he killed her,” said Wilson. His mouth dropped open

suddenly. “Who did?” “I have a way of finding out.” “You‟re morbid, George,” said his friend. “This has been a

strain to you and you don‟t know what you‟re saying. You‟d better try and sit quiet till morning.” “He murdered her.” “It was an accident, George.” Wilson shook his head. His eyes narrowed and his mouth

widened slightly with the ghost of a superior “Hm!” “I know,” he said definitely, “I‟m one of these trusting fellas and I don‟t think any harm to nobody, but when I get to know

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