A thrill passed over all of us. The three Mr. Mumbles bent forward and listened eagerly.

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

Meaning

This sort of gossip about Gatsby is a very socialite thing to do. While none of these suggestions may be true, each of the Mr. Mumbles assert themselves by presenting the news they’ve heard — one later agrees, even though he has no reason to believe what has been said

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