In chapter one of "The Great Gatsby," Nick asks Daisy about her daughter. What does Daisy say?
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Nick has shared dinner with Daisy and Tom. Jordan Baker is also at the dinner. Tom has had a call from his "mistress" and this has upset Daisy. While walking into the house Nick attempts to ask a question that will calm things down. He inquires about Daisy's little girl and Daisy responds,
"It'll show you how I've gotten to fee about - things. Well, she was less than an hour old and Tom was god knows where. I woke up of of the ether with an utterly abandoned feeling and asked the nurse right away if it was a boy or a girl. She told me it was a girl, and so I turned my head away and wept. 'All right,' I said, 'I'm glad it's a girl. and I hope she'll be a fool - that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautifu little fool." (pg 21)
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