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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby She had changed her dress to a brown figured muslin,

which stretched tight over her rather wide hips as Tom helped her to the platform in New York. At the news-stand she bought a copy of TOWN TATTLE. and a moving-picture magazine, and in the station drug-store some cold cream and a small flask of perfume. Up-stairs, in the solemn echoing drive she let four taxicabs drive away before she selected a new one, lavender- colored with gray upholstery, and in this we slid out from the mass of the station into the glowing sunshine. But immediately she turned sharply from the window and, leaning forward, tapped on the front glass. “I want to get one of those dogs,” she said earnestly. “I

want to get one for the apartment. They‟re nice to have — a dog.”

We backed up to a gray old man who bore an absurd

resemblance to John D. Rockefeller. In a basket swung from his neck cowered a dozen very recent puppies of an indeterminate breed. “What kind are they?” asked Mrs. Wilson eagerly, as he

came to the taxi-window. “All kinds. What kind do you want, lady?” “I‟d like to get one of those police dogs; I don‟t suppose you

got that kind?” 36

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