“We had luncheon in the dining-room, darkened too against the heat, and drank down nervous gayety with the cold ale.
«What'll we do with ourselves this afternoon?» cried Daisy, «and the day after that, and the next thirty years?»
«Don't be morbid,» Jordan said. «Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.»
«But it's so hot,» insisted Daisy, on the verge of tears, «and everything's so confused. Let's all go to town!»
Her voice struggled on through the heat, beating against it, molding its senselessness into forms.”