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1  "It's just a crazy old thing," she said.
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2  No, we just went to Monte Carlo and back.
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3  I didn't want you to think I was just some nobody.
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4  "I've just heard the most amazing thing," she whispered.
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5  And just after the war I spent two days with them in Chicago.
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6  "If you want anything just ask for it, old sport," he urged me.
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7  This isn't just an epigram--life is much more successfully looked at from a single window, after all.
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8  She nodded and moved away from him just as George Wilson emerged with two chairs from his office door.
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9  Evidently he lived in this vicinity for he told me that he had just bought a hydroplane and was going to try it out in the morning.
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10  He had just shaved for there was a white spot of lather on his cheekbone and he was most respectful in his greeting to everyone in the room.
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11  They were both in white and their dresses were rippling and fluttering as if they had just been blown back in after a short flight around the house.
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12  Precisely at that point it vanished--and I was looking at an elegant young rough-neck, a year or two over thirty, whose elaborate formality of speech just missed being absurd.
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13  The nature of Mr. Tostoff's composition eluded me, because just as it began my eyes fell on Gatsby, standing alone on the marble steps and looking from one group to another with approving eyes.
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14  I have been drunk just twice in my life and the second time was that afternoon so everything that happened has a dim hazy cast over it although until after eight o'clock the apartment was full of cheerful sun.
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15  It understood you just so far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey.
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16  The practical thing was to find rooms in the city but it was a warm season and I had just left a country of wide lawns and friendly trees, so when a young man at the office suggested that we take a house together in a commuting town it sounded like a great idea.
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17  Her face was sad and lovely with bright things in it, bright eyes and a bright passionate mouth--but there was an excitement in her voice that men who had cared for her found difficult to forget: a singing compulsion, a whispered "Listen," a promise that she had done gay, exciting things just a while since and that there were gay, exciting things hovering in the next hour.
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