Klipspringer: the boarder at Gatsby’s house
Nick returns home at 2:00 in the morning to find Gatsby’s house lit up “like the World’s Fair.” Gatsby is anxious concerning the meeting Nick is to orchestrate with Daisy, a long-awaited reunion. He invites Nick to go to Coney Island in his car or “take a plunge in the swimming pool,” but his neighbor, who must work the next day, demurs, saying it’s too late—he has to go to bed. This invitation to swim foreshadows the eventual demise of Gatsby.
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