NICK Did he go WOLF Sure he went He turned around in the door and says Dont let

Nick did he go wolf sure he went he turned around in

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NICK: Did he go? WOLF: Sure he went. He turned around in the door and says: ‘Don’t let that waiter take away my coffee!’ Then he went out on the sidewalk, and they shot him three times in his full belly and drove away. NICK: I remember. Four of them were electrocuted.. WOLF: Five, with Becker. I understand you’re looking for a business gonnegtion. GATSBY: Oh, no, this isn’t the man. WOLF: No? GATSBY: This is just a friend. I told you we’d talk about that some other time. WOLF: I beg your pardon. I had the wrong man. (Waiter brings drinks. Wolfsheim sips his drink and then glances at his watch. He turns to Gatsby.) WOLF: Hey, its ten after one.. (Gatsby looks at his watch, jumps up, and hurries from the room, leaving Nick with Mr Wolfsheim at the table.) WOLF: He has to telephone. Fine fellow, isn’t he? Handsome to look at and a perfect gentleman. NICK: Yes. WOLF: He’s an Oggsford man. NICK: Oh! WOLF: He went to Oggsford College in England. You know Oggsford College? NICK: I’ve heard of it. WOLF: It’s one of the most famous colleges in the world. NICK: Have you known Gatsby for a long time? WOLF: Several years. I made the pleasure of his acquaintance just after the war. But I knew I had discovered a man of fine breeding after I talked with him an hour. I said to myself: ‘There’s the kind of man you’d like to take home and introduce to your mother and sister.. (he pauses) I see you’re looking at my cuff buttons. NICK: Sorry? WOLF: My cuff buttons. NICK: Oh. Mmm, interesting. What exactly are they...? WOLF: Finest specimens of human molars. NICK: What do you mean – teeth? WOLF: Yeah. NICK: Well - That’s a very interesting idea. WOLF: Yeah. Yeah, Gatsby’s very careful about women. He would never so much as look at a friend’s wife. (Gatsby returns and sits at the table. He signs or maybe whispers at Wolfsheim. Wolfsheim finishes his drink and stands up. ) I’m going to leave you two young men. I have some business of my own to attend to, and you’re about to go and eat. GATSBY: Come and join us, Meyer. WOLF: You’re very polite, but I belong to another generation. You go and discuss your sports and your young ladies and your... As for me, I am fifty years old, and I won’t impose myself on you any longer. (He shakes hands with Nick and leaves.) GATSBY: He becomes very sentimental sometimes. This is one of his sentimental days. He’s quite a character around New York — a denizen of Broadway. NICK: Who is he, anyhow, an actor? GATSBY: No. NICK: A dentist? GATSBY: Meyer Wolfsheim? No, he’s a gambler. (after a pause) He’s the man who fixed the World’s Series back in 1919. NICK: (incredulous) Fixed the World’s Series? How did he happen to do that? GATSBY: He just saw the opportunity. NICK: Why isn’t he in jail? GATSBY: They can’t get him, old sport. He’s a smart man. (After a pause.) Look here, old sport. I’m afraid I made you a little angry this morning in the car. (He smiles.) NICK: I don’t like mysteries. And I don’t understand why you won’t come out frankly and tell me what you want. Why has it all got to come through Miss Baker?

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