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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

whiskey distorted things, because it didn‟t make any sense to me.

Just as Tom and Myrtle (after the first drink Mrs. Wilson

and I called each other by our first names) reappeared, company commenced to arrive at the apartment-door. The sister, Catherine, was a slender, worldly girl of about

thirty, with a solid, sticky bob of red hair, and a complexion powdered milky white. Her eye-brows had been plucked and then drawn on again at a more rakish angle, but the efforts of nature toward the restoration of the old alignment gave a blurred air to her face. When she moved about there was an incessant clicking as innumerable pottery bracelets jingled up and down upon her arms. She came in with such a proprietary haste, and looked around so possessively at the furniture that I wondered if she lived here. But when I asked her she laughed immoderately, repeated my question aloud, and told me she lived with a girl friend at a hotel. Mr. McKee was a pale, feminine man from the flat below.

He had just shaved, for there was a white spot of lather on his cheekbone, and he was most respectful in his greeting to every one in the room. He informed me that he was in the “artistic game,” and I gathered later that he was a photographer and had made the dim enlargement of Mrs. Wilson‟s mother which

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