As if his complacency, more acute than of old, was not enough to him any more. When, almost immediately, the telephone rang inside
All this talk about the Nordic race makes Tom feel uncomfortable about just living a normal life with Daisy for the rest of his life. He wants to start aspiring for more.
Then, right on cue, he gets a call from his mistress in New York—-another “intrusion” from outside, to match the breeze that rouses Daisy and Jordan earlier in the chapter.
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