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- And when the tuolomee left for the west indies and the barbary coast gatsby left too.
- Gatsby's butler was standing beside me.
- Gatsby stood in the centre of the crimson carpet and gazed around with fascinated eyes.
- After the house we were to see the grounds and the swimming-pool and the hydroplane and the mid-summer flowers--but outside gatsby's window it began to rain again so we stood in a row looking at the corrugated surface of the sound.
- When klipspringer had played the love nest.he turned around on the bench and searched unhappily for gatsby in the gloom.
- I walked out the back way--just as gatsby had when he had made his nervous circuit of the house half an hour before--and ran for a huge black knotted tree whose massed leaves made a fabric against the rain.
- I remember the portrait of him up in gatsby's bedroom a gray florid man with a hard empty face--the pioneer debauchee who during one phase of american life brought back to the eastern seaboard the savage violence of the frontier brothel and saloon.
- I glanced at daisy who was staring terrified between gatsby and her husband and at jordan who had begun to balance an invisible but absorbing object on the tip of her chin.then I turned back to gatsby--and was startled at his expression.
- I started calling him "lord chesterfield" and "the great gatsby."
- The sharp jut of a wall accounted for the detachment of the wheel which was now getting considerable attention from half a dozen curious chauffeurs.
- No--gatsby turned out all right at the end; it is what preyed on gatsby what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams that temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short-winded elations of men.
- Gatsby looked at me questioningly.
- A chauffeur in a uniform of robin's-egg blue crossed my lawn early that saturday morning with a surprisingly formal note from his employer: the honor would be entirely gatsby's it said if I would attend his "little party" that night.
- I see now that this has been a story of the west after all--tom and gatsby daisy and jordan and I were all westerners and perhaps we possessed some deficiency in common which made us subtly unadaptable to eastern life.
- Perhaps his presence gave the evening its peculiar quality of oppressiveness--it stands out in my memory from gatsby's other parties that summer.