hot afternoon. When Tom leaves the room, Daisy kisses Gatsby and tells him she loves him. Daisy’s daughter comes in and then leaves again. Daisy and Gatsby have this moment where Daisy tells Gatsby that he looks very cool and Tom realized that she and Gatsby are in love. Tom is astounded. Daisy decides that they should go to town. They go to town, Tom taking Gatsby’s yellow car with Nick and Jordan. Gatsby taking his car with Daisy. Tom stops at Wilsons. Wilson is sick because he found out that his wife is cheating on him. He plans to move to make her happy. They decide to get a room at the Plaza. Daisy wants to make drinks. Tom breaks and starts getting mad at Gatsby. Gatsby says that Daisy loves him. Daisy eventually says that she loves both of them. They leave, taking their own cars. Tom, Nick, and Jordan pass a car crash in front of Wilson’s. They find out that Myrtle was hit by a car and killed. A witness says that she was hit by a yellow car. Wilson is very distraught. Pammy - Daisy and Tom’s daughter
When they get back Daisy is home. Nick sees Gatsby outside in the bushes. Nick finds out that Daisy was driving the car. Gatsby says that he will say it was him. Gatsby says that he is going to stay til Daisy goes to bed. Nick goes to check the house and finds that Daisy and Tom are sitting in the kitchen talking. 8 After the day’s traumatic events, Nick passes a sleepless night. Before dawn, he rises restlessly and goes to visit Gatsby at his mansion. Gatsby tells him that he waited at Daisy’s until four o’clock in the morning and that nothing happened—Tom did not try to hurt her and Daisy did not come outside. Nick suggests that Gatsby forget about Daisy and leave Long Island, but Gatsby refuses to consider leaving Daisy behind. Gatsby, melancholy, tells Nick about courting Daisy in Louisville in 1917. He says that he loved her for her youth and vitality, and idolized her social position, wealth, and popularity. He adds that she was the first girl to whom he ever felt close and that he lied about his background to make her believe that he was worthy of her. Eventually, he continues, he and Daisy made love, and he felt as though he had married her. She promised to wait for him when he left for the war, but then she married Tom, whose social position was solid and who had the approval of her parents. Gatsby’s gardener interrupts the story to tell Gatsby that he plans to drain the pool. The Michaelis - witness to Myrtle’s murder
previous day was the hottest of the summer, but autumn is in the air this morning, and the gardener worries that falling leaves will clog the pool drains. Gatsby tells the gardener to wait a day; he has never used the pool, he says, and wants to go for a swim. Nick has stayed so long talking to Gatsby that he is very late for work. He finally says goodbye to Gatsby. As he walks away, he turns back and shouts that Gatsby is worth more than the Buchanans and all of their friends.
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