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1  Come over often, Nick, and I'll sort of--oh--fling you together.
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2  There's a bird on the lawn that I think must be a nightingale come over on the Cunard or White Star Line.
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3  But his eyes, dimmed a little by many paintless days under sun and rain, brood on over the solemn dumping ground.
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4  They look out of no face but, instead, from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a nonexistent nose.
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5  They knew that presently dinner would be over and a little later the evening too would be over and casually put away.
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6  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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7  And so it happened that on a warm windy evening I drove over to East Egg to see two old friends whom I scarcely knew at all.
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8  Two shining, arrogant eyes had established dominance over his face and gave him the appearance of always leaning aggressively forward.
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9  I followed him over a low white-washed railroad fence and we walked back a hundred yards along the road under Doctor Eckleburg's persistent stare.
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10  She had changed her dress to a brown figured muslin which stretched tight over her rather wide hips as Tom helped her to the platform in New York.
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11  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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12  And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees--just as things grow in fast movies--I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.
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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  Across the courtesy bay the white palaces of fashionable East Egg glittered along the water, and the history of the summer really begins on the evening I drove over there to have dinner with the Tom Buchanans.
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15  A breeze blew through the room, blew curtains in at one end and out the other like pale flags, twisting them up toward the frosted wedding cake of the ceiling--and then rippled over the wine-colored rug, making a shadow on it as wind does on the sea.
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16  This was a permanent move, said Daisy over the telephone, but I didn't believe it--I had no sight into Daisy's heart but I felt that Tom would drift on forever seeking a little wistfully for the dramatic turbulence of some irrecoverable football game.
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17  The lawn started at the beach and ran toward the front door for a quarter of a mile, jumping over sun-dials and brick walks and burning gardens--finally when it reached the house drifting up the side in bright vines as though from the momentum of its run.
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