We were sitting at a table with a man of about my age

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter III) on Rap Genius

Meaning

Fitzgerald’s incredibly inconspicuous introduction to Jay Gatsby. After building Gatsby up as some mythical figure through the rumors in the first 2 ½ chapters, Fitzgerald casually introduces him as an average guy. This indicates that all the outlandish rumors aren’t true and Gatsby is a lot more normal than his reputation states.

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