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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby “I married him because I thought he was a gentleman,” she

said finally. “I thought he knew something about breeding, but he wasn‟t fit to lick my shoe.” “You were crazy about him for a while,” said Catherine. “Crazy about him!” cried Myrtle incredulously. “Who said I

was crazy about him? I never was any more crazy about him than I was about that man there.” She pointed suddenly at me, and every one looked at me

accusingly. I tried to show by my expression that I had played no part in her past. “The only CRAZY I was was when I married him. I knew

right away I made a mistake. He borrowed somebody‟s best suit to get married in, and never even told me about it, and the man came after it one day when he was out. „oh, is that your suit?‟ I said. „this is the first I ever heard about it.‟ But I gave it to him and then I lay down and cried to beat the band all afternoon.” “She really ought to get away from him,” resumed

Catherine to me. “They‟ve been living over that garage for eleven years. And tom‟s the first sweetie she ever had.” The bottle of whiskey — a second one — was now in

constant demand by all present, excepting Catherine, who “felt just as good on nothing at all.” Tom rang for the janitor and

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