Before I could answer her eyes fastened with an awed expression on her little finger.
This is the first hint that Daisy and Tom aren’t getting along as great as they pretend to be. It is not Tom’s strength, nor his masculinity, which are causing problems for Daisy. It is his violence, brutishness and, perhaps, his dangerous temper. This implies domestic violence, or at least some form of aggression from Tom. Tom’s strength and masculinity are causing issues.
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