When I looked once more for Gatsby he had vanished, and I was alone again in the unquiet darkness.
Gatsby is considered a mysterious character throughout the novel. His background is unknown, rumors surround his life, and is often unseen at his own parties. This is one of the first times Nick gives us an idea of just how mysterious Jay Gatsby is.
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