“I saw that for some reason of his own he was determined not to come, so I stood up.
«Are you a college man?» he inquired suddenly.
For a moment I thought he was going to suggest a «gonnegtion,» but he only nodded and shook my hand. «Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead,» he suggested.
«After that my own rule is to let everything alone.»
When I left his office the sky had turned dark and I got back to West Egg in a drizzle. After changing my clothes I went next door and found Mr Gatz walking up and down excitedly in the hall.”