Nick is from a family who owns a line of hardware stores in chicago. He is going to school to become a bonds man. He goes to live in a cottage on west egg.
Nicks cousin Dasiy, lives in a mansion on east egg with Tom. Tom and Dasiy requsets for Nick to come over for dinner with them and Jordan Baker. At dinner, Tom is having an affair and keeps leaving the room to answer the phone. It creates an acward mood and causes Jordan to gossip about them to Nick.
Tom takes Nick to the valley of ashes to see Myrtle, the other woman he has been seeing. She lives in the to of a garage with George who is a mechanic. Myrtle leaves with Tom and tells George that she is going to see her sister.
Nick goes to Tom and Myrtle's apartment for a party. The party there is very wild because they drink whiskey and get very drunk. By the end of the party, everyone is confused and mad at each other.
Nick's cottage is neighbored beside Gatsby's mansion. Gatsby is from new money. Nick has a feeling that Gatsby is watching him.
Nick is invited over to Gatsby's party and goes with Jordan. While there he gets drunk and finds Gatsby. Gatsby talks to him like he is a good friend to him and asks him to ride on his hydro plane the next day.