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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

there didn‟t seem to be any one inside. But when I‟d shouted “hello.” several times in vain, an argument broke out behind a partition, and presently a lovely Jewess appeared at an interior door and scrutinized me with black hostile eyes. “Nobody‟s in,” she said. “Mr. Wolfsheim‟s gone to

Chicago.” The first part of this was obviously untrue, for someone had

begun to whistle “The Rosary,” tunelessly, inside. “Please say that Mr. Carraway wants to see him.” “I can‟t get him back from Chicago, can I?” At this moment a voice, unmistakably Wolfsheim‟s, called

“Stella!” from the other side of the door. “Leave your name on the desk,” she said quickly. “I‟ll give

it to him when he gets back.” “But I know he‟s there.” She took a step toward me and began to slide her hands

indignantly up and down her hips. “You young men think you can force your way in here any

time,” she scolded. “We‟re getting sickantired of it. When I say he‟s in Chicago, he‟s in Chicago.” I mentioned Gatsby. “Oh — h!” She looked at me over again. “Will you just — What was your name?”

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