Miss Baker and I exchanged a short glance consciously devoid of meaning. I was about to speak when she sat up alertly and said “Sh!” in a warning voice.

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

Meaning

This is Nick and Jordan’s first one on one interaction. It shows Jordan likes to be in control, as she is one of the few independent women in the story.

Also, she is listening intently to Tom’s phone call, showing that it’s important.

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