“You don’t understand,” explained the criminal. “I wasn’t driving. There’s another man in the car.”

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

Meaning

Foreshadowing for later chapters- Nick uses the word “criminal” to describe Owl Eyes even as he’s claiming he wasn’t the driver. Not the last time in this book someone gets blamed for the reckless driving of the other person in the car, huh?

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