In chapter 7 of The Great Gatsby, why is Nick so pleased with Gatsby's honesty about Oxford?

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The truth about Gatsby's time at Oxford comes out when Gatsby is being attacked by Tom.  Tom is revealing that Gatsby is not a man to be trusted.  However, Nick does trust him and, what's more, likes him.  So, learning that something Gatsby told about himself is true restores Nicks faith in this man he has come to respect.

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