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sail, 124
St. Olaf, 105
San Francisco, 70
Santa Barbara, 81-82
Saturday Evening Post, 22
scandal magazines, 33
Schultzes', the, 184
sea, 12, 124
secret, secrets, secrecy
of wild unknown men, 5
of Midas, Morgan and Mæcenas, 8
society to which Tom and Daisy belong, 22, 153
human, 40
Seelbach Hotel, 80
self sufficiency, exhibition of, 13
settee, wicker 20, 157; See white
shadow, 114
Shafters, 181
Sheik of Araby, 83
shining. See sunshine; gold
secrets of Midas, Morgan and Mæcenas, 8
references to
bright vines, 11
glowing windows, 11
glistening boots, 11
gleaming white windows, 12
Daisy's face, 13, 18
Daisy looks radiantly, 16
silver polisher, 18
Daisy's eyes flashed, 22
lamp-light, 22
stars, 25
brilliant smile, 35
triangle of silver scales, 51
thin elongating glints, 86
silver shirt, gold tie, 89
brass buttons, 95
sparkling hundreds, 111
bright door, 114
authentically radiant young girl, 115
butler, glistening slightly, 121
gleaming like silver, 157
sparkles cold with jewels, 185
gleaming, dazzling parties, 188
Tom's eyes, 11, 12
Daisy's hair, 157
silver, braided, dog leash of, 166
silver fields, Nevada, 105; See exploration
silver idols, 122
"Simon Called Peter", 33, 34
skepticism, 21, 50, 84
Slagle, 174
Sloane, a man named 107-10
smile, Gatsby's, 52-53, 71, 75, 162 
snobbishly 6
snow, 184; See white
song, deathless, 101
sophisticated, 22
Sound. See Long Island Sound
Gatsby's motorboats on, 43
a palace on, 54
shortcut along, 96
corrugated surface of, 98 
thunder along the, 101
foghorn groaning on the, 154
ferryboat across the, 189 
Southampton, 162, 163
South Seas, 81
specialists, most limited of, 8-9
spectacles; See eyes
enormous yellow, of Dr. T. J. Eckleburg, 27
enormous owl-eyed, 49, 183
shell-rimmed glasses, 99 
spectroscopic gaiety, of West Egg, 49
sport, 68, 124
"sport-shirt", 100
stars, 25, 43, 83, 117
starlight, dispensed to casual moths, 83
star-shine, bought luxury of, 157
Stella, 178; See Wolfshiem
"Stoddard Lectures, The", 50
sun, suns
fervent, 18
world's mistress, 65
a dozen, 68
down behind tall apartments, 83
getting hotter, 124
setting over Louisville, 160
sun-dials, 11
sunshine, sunlight. See gold; hope
helps Nick to feel life is beginning over, 8
sunny porch, 12
fell with romantic affection, 18
in New York, 31
from the tunnel into, 120
raw, upon the scarcely created grass, 169 
supercilious, 11, 28 [etymologically related to eyes]
suppressions, revelations of young men marred by, 6; See aphorisms; secrets
Swastika Holding Company, The, 178
Swede towns, lost, 184
swimming pool, 9, 86, 161, 170

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taxi driver, 188
tears, isolated and unpunctual, 177
telephone
Daisy on the, 10
rings at Buchanan's, 18
shrill metallic urgency of, 20
long distance from Detroit, 163 
Tennessee, Biloxi, 134
Teutonic migration, delayed, 7; See Great War
theoretical abyss, 128
Third Division, 51
thirty, thirties
Tom's age, 11
Myrtle's age, 29
Gatsby, a year or two over, 53
Nick's birthday, 142-43
or forty miles an hour, 147
too old to lie and call it honor, 186
Thirty-third Street, 61
"Three o'Clock in the Morning," 115
Times Square, 67
time-table, 65, 163
tolerance, 6; See judgements
Tom. See Buchanan, Tom
torpedoes, 30
Tostoff, Mr. Vladimir, 54
tough, a regular, 84
tournament, 23, 47, 80; See golf
"Town Tattle", 31, 33, 42
train, trains
in valley of ashes, 27
Myrtle meets Tom on, 30, 40 
Nick waiting for, 42
met by Gatsby's station wagon, 43
Nick recognizing faces from, 46
Tom's private cars from Chicago to Louisville, 80, 135
electric, men-carrying, 101
carrying Nick in the heat, 120-21
from Louisville, Gatsby's, 160-61
Nick misses, to stay with Gatsby, 161
the three-fifty, 163
Wolfsheim urged to come on the next, 173
returning, of youth, 183-84
traps, 51
tree, trees. See botanical references; green
friendly, of the mid-west, 7
great bursts of leaves, 8
wings beating in the, 25
white plum, 111, 113
dark, rustling, 149
amorphous, 169
vanished, 189 
Trimalchio, 119
Trinity Quad, 71
tuning fork, 117
Tuolomee, 104, 106
twilight, 20, 40, 62, 83, 143, 158, 168; See dusk

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uncivilized, 17
undergraduate, a persistent [Jordan's escort], 49, 55
"underground pipe-line to Canada," 103
underwear
Mr. McKee in his, 42
Nick's, like a damp snake, 133 
unessential, inessential, 172, 189; See accident
unequal, parcelling of human decencies, 6
Union Station, 183

V

valley of ashes, 27; See asheaps
Venice, 70
Ventura road, the; See accident, Tom's
Versailles, gardens of, 33
vigil
beside a body, 20, 172-73
eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg kept their, 131
the sacredness of Gatsby's, 153
Nick's, with Gatsby, 154-62
Michaelis and others with Wilson, 164-169 
vigor, raw, of West Egg, 114
violence, 28, 106, 173
virgins, 104
vitality, 30, 35, 72, 101, 145
"Vladimir Tostoff's Jazz History of the World", 54
voice
Tom's, 11, 143
Daisy's; See leaning forward 
low, thrilling, difficult to forget, 13-14
compelling 18, 22
breathless, thrilling words, 19
a wild tonic, 90
an artificial note, 91
a deathless song, 101
playing murmurous tricks, 111
a husky, rhythmic whisper, 114-15
struggled on through the heat, 125
full of money, 127
thrilling scorn, 139
lost, 142
huskier, more charming, 157
Gatsby's and Daisy's, 94
butler's, calling a taxi, 150
Jordan's, 162
Wolfshiem's reverent, 179

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wail, wailing
persistent along the North Shore, 14
Myrtle's, of pain, 41
sound from the garage, 145 
wake, in the, of Myrtle's body, 164
waltz, 115
Warwick, 62
Washington, Nick's colleague ordered to, 8
war,
Nick's return from, 7, 21
Gatsby in, 70, 109, 158  
water, waters
salt, 9
view of, 10
glittered along the, 10
dark, 25
mineral, 36
of the Sound, 43
puddle of, 91
movement of, 170 
current, 189
water, geographical
Adriatic Sea, 70
courtesy bay, 9, 10
Lake Superior, 104, 105
Little Girl Bay, 106
Long Island Sound, described, 9; See Sound, the
Mediterranean, 38
ocean, scalloped, 124
sea, 12, 124
South Seas, 81
swimming pool, 9, 86, 161, 170
water, meteorological
clouds, 99
ice, 36, 81, 124, 134, 136
rain, 28, 62, 88-102, 182-83
snow, 81, 184
water, physiological
spit, 94
sweat, 64, 133, 146, 162
tears, 56, 81, 94, 98, 125, 149, 176, 180 
wealthy. See rich
wedding; See marriage
cake, 12; See white
Nick missed Daisy's, 21
banns, 24
Tom's and Daisy's, 80-81
March, Mendelssohn's, 134 
wedding trip, Tom and Daisy's, 81, 139, 160
west, westward, western [direction]; See east
Tom will take Myrtle, 38
sun throws Nick's shadow, 61; See twilight; dusk
sky, moon in the, 126
Wilson will take Myrtle, 130
take the body, 176
coming back, at Christmas time, 183-84
West, the [location], 17; See East, the
dining conventions contrasted with those of the East, 17
Nick rumored to be engaged to a girl from, 24
a story of, 184 
West Egg, 9, 149; See East Egg, egg
residence of Nick and Gatsby, 9
elicits Jordan's contempt, 15
condescended to by East Egg, 49
lights going on in, 101
a world complete in itself, 110
begotten by Broadway, 113-14 
West Egg Village, 8, 69, 88
West Fifties, 83
West Hundreds, the, 32
West Indies, 106
wheel. See accident; car; wreath
painted black, 14
shorn off in accident, 58, 60, 82
tried to swing the, 151 
whiskey, 39, 126, 133
white. See moon, milk
Georgian Colonial mansion, red and, 11
windows, 12
wedding cake ceiling, 12
dresses, dress 12, 17, 122, 123, 185
race, 17, 137 
Daisy's and Jordan's girlhood in Louisville, 24
railroad fence, 28
ashen dust, 30
sheep, 32
cake of apartment houses, 32
Catherine's complexion, 34
spot of lather, 34
Tom's shirt front, 40
flannels, 46, 89
Edgar Beaver's hair, 66
knickerbockers, 66
card from police commissioner, 72
New York (white heaps and sugar lumps), 73
chauffeur, 73
Daisy in Louisville, her roadster, 79, 160
wet letter like snow, 81
-washed alleys, 89
plum tree, 111, 113
sidewalk, with moonlight, 117
milk of wonder, 117
Daisy's face, 117
perspiring woman's shirtwaist, 121
Jordan's powdered fingers, 122
child's neck, 123
wings of the boat, 124
palace, 127
steps, 162, 188
snow, 184
White Star Line, 20
wicker settee, 20, 157; See white
Wilson, George B.
his garage described, 29
described, 29, 144
discusses car sale with Tom, 29, 122, 130-31
Tom's opinion of, 30
"at the Gasoline Pump", 37
his wedding suit, 39
sick, 129
suspicions about Myrtle, 130, 166, 171
found sick by Michaelis, 143
suspicions about Myrtle's death, 166
his journey to Gatsby's house, 168
approaches Gatsby, 169
his body found, 170
referred to as a "mad man," 171-72, 174, 175
at the Buchanans', 187 
Wilson, Myrtle. See Buchanan, Tom, his mistress
described, 29-30
her sister in New York, 30, 40; See Catherine
her vitality, 30, 35
purchases in New York, 31
her New York apartment described, 32
her mother's portrait, 34
revolving on a pivot, 35
on servants, 36
violent and obscene reaction, 38
explains her marriage, 39
describes meeting Tom, 40
her broken nose, 41
at the garage pump, 72
locked in upstairs, 144
her death, 144-45, 151, 166-67, 187
wind, 12, 16, 159, 167, 170, 185
window, windows
looking at life from a single, 9; See aphorisms
French, 11, 12
late afternoon sky in, 38
line of yellow, 40
open another, 133
a cheer floated in the, 135
two, bloomed with light among the vines, 149 
Winebrenner's poolroom, 179
wing, a fairy's, 105
winters, 184
Wisconsin, 184
wives, 56-57
Wolfsheim, Meyer
introduced to Nick, 73
tells of Rosy Rosenthal's murder, 74-75
discusses meeting Gatsby, 76
his cuff buttons, 77; See cuff buttons
on Gatsby and women, 77
fixed 1919 World Series, 78
doing no business with, 88
Gatsby's new servants from, 120, 169
that bunch that hangs around with, 141
Nick tries to contact, 173
his letter to Nick, 174
meets with Nick, 178-80 
womb, 83
wonder, 97, 117, 189
word, obscene, 188
words, fragment of lost, 117
world's fair, 86
World's Series, 78, 179
wreath, 14, 41, 93, 184; See funeral

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Y

Yale
Tom played football at, 10
Senior Society at, 11
Bunsen, known by Nick at, 65
Biloxi president of class at, 135 
Yale Club, 61
Yale News, 8
yellow, yellowy, yellowing. See gold
autumn-leaf, 22
spectacles of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg, 27
brick building, 28
Wilson's blonde hair, 29
windows, 40
Gatsby's station wagon, 43
twin dresses, of two girls in, 47, 55
Pammy's hair, 123
light in a swinging wire basket, 145
car that hit Myrtle, 147-48, 164, 168
trolley, 160
trees, 169 
Yukon, 105

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