“I can’t wait all day.”
Gatsby is getting cold feet about meeting Daisy. It’s ironic that Gatsby cannot wait all day, because he has been waiting much longer. The moment he’s been preparing for, the destiny he’s been creating for five years is going to happen in close to two minutes.
Tea was traditionally served between 4 and 6, so Daisy isn’t actually late at all.
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