But she and Tom had gone away early that afternoon, and taken baggage with them.
The whole plot of this story revolved around the struggles between Tom, Daisy, and Gatsby. But after Gatsby’s death Tom and Daisy simply head off somewhere else to blow more of their enormous sum of money, and act like Gatsby was never a part of their lives. Nick is desperate to get them to pay their respects, but they simply took off without a word right before the funeral.
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