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hit by Gatsby and Daisy,driving back from the city in Gatsby’s big yellow automobile●Tom thinks that Wilson will remember the yellow car from that afternoon
○He also assumes that Gatsby was the driver●Nick waits outside Tom’s house and finds Gatsby hiding in the bushes●Gatsby says that he has been waiting there in order to make sure that Tom did not hurt Daisy.●Gatsby tells Nick that Daisy was driving when the car struck Myrtle, but that he himself will take the blame●Gatsby sends Nick to check on her●Nick finds Tom and Daisy eating cold fried chicken and talking. They have reconciled their differences●Nick leaves Gatsby standing alone in the moonlightChapter 8●Nick 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 morningand thatnothing happened○Tom did not try to hurt her and Daisy did not come outside●Nick suggests that Gatsby forgets about Daisy and leave Long Island○Gatsby refuses to consider leaving Daisy behind ●Gatsby tells Nick about courting Daisy in Louisville in 1917○Says that he loved her for her youth and vitality, and idolized her social position, wealth, and popularity ●Gatsby 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●Gatsby and Daisy made love, and he felt as though he had married her. ●Daisy promised to wait for Gatsby 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 previous day was the hottest of the summer, but autumn is in the air this morning ○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●Nick goes to his office, but he feels too distracted to work, and even refuses to meet Jordan Baker for a date●The focus of his narrative then shifts to relate to the reader what happened at the garageafter Myrtle was killed (the details of which Nick learns from Michaelis): ○George Wilson stays up all night talking to Michaelis about Myrtle.○George Wilson tells him that before Myrtle died, he confronted her about her lover and told her that she could not hide her sin from the eyes of God.