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Nick Carraway picks up the phone and finds himself listening to a message intended for Gatsby. It is a taste of his dead friend's real life. Some nameless crook is on the line. "'Young Parke's in trouble,' he said rapidly. 'They picked him up when he handed the bonds over the counter'." When Nick says he is not Gatsby, he hears a long silence, followed by an exclamation, "then a quick squawk as the connection was broken".
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