But I didn’t call to him, for he gave a sudden intimation that he was content to be alone

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

Meaning

Nick continually shows the ability to know what people want or what they are thinking just by their body language. In this case Gatsby is just mysteriously wandering around his estate, so Nick gets the feeling he wants to be alone at that time.

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