With a reluctant backward glance the well-disciplined child held to her nurse’s hand and was pulled out the door

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

Meaning

Daisy pays rarely any attention to Pammy. In fact, this is the first we see of her in the entire novel and it lasts all of 10 seconds, ending in a “reluctant” return to the motherless rooms in which Pammy resides.

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