The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald:|
"I thought you inherited your money."
"I did, old sport," he said automatically, "but I lost most of it in
the big panic--the panic of the war."
I think he hardly knew what he was saying, for when I asked him what
business he was in he answered, "That's my affair," before he realized
that it wasn't the appropriate reply.
"Oh, I've been in several things," he corrected himself. "I was in the
drug business and then I was in the oil business. But I'm not in either
one now." He looked at me with more attention. "Do you mean you've been
thinking over what I proposed the other night?"
Before I could answer, Daisy came out of the house and two rows of brass
The Great Gatsby