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  • Perhaps his presence gave the evening its peculiar quality of oppressiveness it stands out in my memory from Gatsby's other parties that summer.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Jordan and Tom and I got into the front seat of Gatsby's car, Tom pushed the unfamiliar gears tentatively, and we shot off into the oppressive heat, leaving them out of sight behind.  (not reviewed by editor)

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