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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

a week I got a package from Croirier‟s with a new evening gown in it.” “Did you keep it?” asked Jordan. “Sure I did. I was going to wear it to-night, but it was too

big in the bust and had to be altered. It was gas blue with lavender beads. Two hundred and sixty-five dollars.” “There‟s something funny about a fellow that‟ll do a thing

like that,” said the other girl eagerly. “He doesn‟t want any trouble with ANYbody.” “Who doesn‟t?” I inquired. “Gatsby. Somebody told me ——” The two girls and Jordan leaned together confidentially. “Somebody told me they thought he killed a man once.” A thrill passed over all of us. The three Mr. Mumbles bent

forward and listened eagerly. “I don‟t think it‟s so much THAT,” argued Lucille

sceptically; “it‟s more that he was a German spy during the war.” One of the men nodded in confirmation. “I heard that from a man who knew all about him, grew up

with him in Germany,” he assured us positively. “Oh, no,” said the first girl, “it couldn‟t be that, because he was in the American army during the war.” As our credulity

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