Book 2, Chapter 3 Summary

Fred Paramore, an old friend from Harvard, arrives at Anthony’s home in Marietta to find him dining out. Tana tries to make him feel at home, but Fred announces that he does not drink alcohol. Maury Noble arrives, looking for Anthony. He vaguely remembers Paramore’s face but not his name. They discuss the war in Europe, which Maury sees as a source of entertainment for Americans, not as the fight for ideals that Paramore views it.

Anthony and the rest of his party return and greet Paramore, who is obviously of a more serious nature than the rest of the group is. Gloria chides Anthony for always paying for everything when guests arrive, but Anthony thinks this is only right. Muriel, Anthony’s old flapper flame,...

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