And so it happened that on a warm windy evening I drove over to East Egg to see two old friends whom I scarcely knew at all
Nice wordplay here. He calls Tom and Daisy his “old friends”, implying that they go way back, but also says that he barely even knows them. This goes to show that Nick may have known these people for a while, but has little in common with their world.
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