Nick, New York, TOM discussed on Planet Money

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Murmur trembled on the verge of coherence sank down mounted excitedly and then ceased altogether this mr gatsby. You spoke of his my neighbor. I said don't talk. I want to hear what happens. Is something happening. I enquired innocently. Don't know said miss baker honestly surprised. I thought everybody knew. I don't why she said hesitantly. Tom's got some woman in new york. Got some woman. I repeated blankly. miss baker nodded. She might have the decency not to telephone at dinnertime. Don't you think almost before. I'd gotten her meaning. There was the flutter of address and the crunch of leather boots and tom and daisy were back at the table. it couldn't be helped cried. Daisy tense. gedi. She sat down glanced searching lee at miss baker and then it me and continued. I looked outdoors for a minute. And it's very romantic. There's a bird on the lawn. That i think must be a nightingale. Come over on the kunert or white star line. He singing her voice. Saying it's romantic. Isn't it tom very romantic. He said and then miserably to me if it's light enough after dinner i wanna take you down to the stables. The telephone rang inside startlingly and his shook her head decisively at tom the subject of the stables in fact all subjects vanished into air among the broken fragments of the last five minutes at table. I remember the candles being lit again. Pointlessly and i was conscious of wanting to look squarely at everyone and yet to avoid all is. I couldn't guess. What daisy and tom were thinking but i doubt if even miss baker who seemed to have mastered a certain hearty skepticism was able utterly to put this fifth guests shrill metallic out of mind to a certain temperament. The situation might have seemed intriguing. My own instinct was to telephone immediately for the police. The horses needless. To say we're not mentioned again. Tom and miss baker with several feet of twilight between them strolled back into the library as if to a vigil beside perfectly tangible body while trying to pleasantly interested and a little deaf. I follow daisy around a chain of connecting verandahs to the porch in front in its deep gloom we sat down side by side on a wicker t. Daisy took her face in her hands. As if she were feeling it's lovely shape and our is moved gradually out to the velvet dusk. I saw that turbulent emotions possessed her. So i asked what i thought would be some sedative questions about our little girl. We don't know each other very well. Nick she said suddenly even if we're cousins you didn't come to.

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