F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby “This is a nice restaurant here,” said Mr. Wolfsheim,
looking at the Presbyterian nymphs on the ceiling. “But I like across the street better!” “Yes, highballs,” agreed Gatsby, and then to Mr.
Wolfsheim: “It‟s too hot over there.” “Hot and small — yes,” said Mr. Wolfsheim, “but full of
memories.” “What place is that?” I asked. “The old Metropole. “The old Metropole,” brooded Mr. Wolfsheim gloomily.
“Filled with faces dead and gone. Filled with friends gone now forever. I can‟t forget so long as I live the night they shot Rosy Rosenthal there. It was six of us at the table, and Rosy had eat and drunk a lot all evening. When it was almost morning the waiter came up to him with a funny look and says somebody wants to speak to him outside. „all right,‟ says Rosy, and begins to get up, and I pulled him down in his chair. “„Let the bastards come in here if they want you, Rosy, but
don‟t you, so help me, move outside this room.‟ “It was four o‟clock in the morning then, and if we‟d of
raised the blinds we‟d of seen daylight.” “Did he go?” I asked innocently.