I didn’t want it to be in the papers and draw a sightseeing crowd, so I’d been calling up a few people myself. They were hard to find.
Nick doesn’t want sight seers who will just go to Gatsby’s funeral for the novelty of it. He only wants people to go that cared about Gatsby when he was alive and were affected by his death. But its a lot harder to find these type of people.
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