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1  Again a sort of apology arose to my lips.
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2  Daisy was my second cousin once removed and I'd known Tom in college.
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3  It was hard to realize that a man in my own generation was wealthy enough to do that.
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4  I looked back at my cousin who began to ask me questions in her low, thrilling voice.
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5  And, after boasting this way of my tolerance, I come to the admission that it has a limit.
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6  Tom Buchanan who had been hovering restlessly about the room stopped and rested his hand on my shoulder.
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7  In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since.
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8  I told her how I had stopped off in Chicago for a day on my way east and how a dozen people had sent their love through me.
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9  All my aunts and uncles talked it over as if they were choosing a prep-school for me and finally said, "Why--ye-es" with very grave, hesitant faces.
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10  Only Gatsby, the man who gives his name to this book, was exempt from my reaction--Gatsby who represented everything for which I have an unaffected scorn.
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11  She laughed again, as if she said something very witty, and held my hand for a moment, looking up into my face, promising that there was no one in the world she so much wanted to see.
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12  I am still a little afraid of missing something if I forget that, as my father snobbishly suggested, and I snobbishly repeat a sense of the fundamental decencies is parcelled out unequally at birth.
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13  I had a dog, at least I had him for a few days until he ran away, and an old Dodge and a Finnish woman who made my bed and cooked breakfast and muttered Finnish wisdom to herself over the electric stove.
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14  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.
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15  I bought a dozen volumes on banking and credit and investment securities and they stood on my shelf in red and gold like new money from the mint, promising to unfold the shining secrets that only Midas and Morgan and Maecenas knew.
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16  My own house was an eye-sore, but it was a small eye-sore, and it had been overlooked, so I had a view of the water, a partial view of my neighbor's lawn, and the consoling proximity of millionaires--all for eighty dollars a month.
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17  The Carraways are something of a clan and we have a tradition that we're descended from the Dukes of Buccleuch, but the actual founder of my line was my grandfather's brother who came here in fifty-one, sent a substitute to the Civil War and started the wholesale hardware business that my father carries on today.
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