In chapter one of "The Great Gatsby," Nick asks Daisy about her daughter. What does Daisy say?
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)