F. Scott Fitzgerald quote about death from The Great Gatsby - Then came the war, old sport. It was a great relief and I tried very hard to die but I seemed to bear an enchanted life.
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Then came the war, old sport. It was a great relief and I tried very hard to die but I seemed to bear an enchanted life.
 F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (1925). copy citation

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Author F. Scott Fitzgerald
Source The Great Gatsby
Topic death war
Date 1925
Language English
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Weblink http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02/0200041.txt

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“With an effort I managed to restrain my incredulous laughter. The very phrases were worn so threadbare that they evoked no image except that of a turbaned «character.» leaking sawdust at every pore as he pursued a tiger through the Bois de Boulogne.
«Then came the war, old sport. It was a great relief, and I tried very hard to die, but I seemed to bear an enchanted life. I accepted a commission as first lieutenant when it began. In the Argonne Forest I took two machine-gun detachments so far forward that there was a half mile gap on either side of us where the infantry couldn't advance.” source

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