I entered the rose-colored space and felt the wind coming from the wide-open French Windows. Daisy and a woman I didn't know were sitting on the couch in fluttering white dresses.
You live in West Egg. You must know Gatsby.
Gatsby? What's Gatsby?
I came forward in the room and my cousin greeted me with laughter and murmured her friend's surname, Baker. Tom entered the room and the wind and the two women ballooned slowly to the floor.
You make me feel uncivilized Daisy.
Tom and I discussed my business as a bondman, and he stated that he had never heard of the company I worked for. This annoyed me very much but I continued in the conversation. Ms. Baker abruptly spoke her first word since I entered the room.
Tom is getting very profound.
Have you read "The Rise of the Colored Empires' by this man Goddard?
Jordan Baker was a "slender, small-breasted girl, with an erect carriage". She asked me about my neighbor but before I could reply dinner was announced and we moved into the other roo, following the young women.
Jordan and Daisy bantered with each other, accepting that Tom and I were there. They made "only a polite effort to entertain or to be entertained". After a couple of glasses of corky, I suggested we should talk about crops, but it was "taken up in an unexpected way".
Tom mentioned the recent book he read about after I mentioned to Daisy I felt uncivilized around her. He stated how the book highlights that we are the dominant race and how we have to watch out for the other races. He pathetically concentrated very hard to get the words out, but the phone rang mid-thought.