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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby I followed him over a low whitewashed railroad fence, and

we walked back a hundred yards along the road under Doctor Eckleburg‟s persistent stare. The only building in sight was a small block of yellow brick sitting on the edge of the waste land, a sort of compact Main Street ministering to it, and contiguous to absolutely nothing. One of the three shops it contained was for rent and another was an all-night restaurant, approached by a trail of ashes; the third was a garage — Repairs. GEORGE B. WILSON. Cars bought and sold.— and I followed Tom inside. The interior was unprosperous and bare; the only car visible

was the dust-covered wreck of a Ford which crouched in a dim corner. It had occurred to me that this shadow of a garage must be a blind, and that sumptuous and romantic apartments were concealed overhead, when the proprietor himself appeared in the door of an office, wiping his hands on a piece of waste. He was a blond, spiritless man, anaemic, and faintly handsome. When he saw us a damp gleam of hope sprang into his light blue eyes. “Hello, Wilson, old man,” said Tom, slapping him jovially

on the shoulder. “How‟s business?” “I can‟t complain,” answered Wilson unconvincingly. “When are you going to sell me that car?”

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