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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

to put away the picture, held it for another minute, lingeringly, before my eyes. Then he returned the wallet and pulled from his pocket a ragged old copy of a book called HOPALONG CASSIDY. “Look here, this is a book he had when he was a boy. It just

shows you.” He opened it at the back cover and turned it around for me

to see. On the last fly-leaf was printed the word SCHEDULE, and the date September 12, 1906. and underneath: Rise from bed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.00 A.M. Dumbbell

exercise and wall-scaling . . . . . . 6.15-6.30 ” Study electricity, etc . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.15-8.15 ” Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.30-4.30 P.M. Baseball and sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.30-5.00 ” Practice elocution, poise and how to attain it 5.00-6.00 ” Study needed inventions . . . . . . . . . . . 7.00-9.00 ” GENERAL RESOLVES No wasting time at Shafters or [a

name, indecipherable] No more smokeing or chewing Bath every other day Read one improving book or magazine per week Save $5.00 {crossed out} $3.00 per week Be better to parents “I come across this book by accident,” said the old man. “It

just shows you, don‟t it?” “It just shows you.”

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