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{smile}

"He smiled understandingly -- much more than understandingly.

It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal

reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five

times in life. It faced -- or seemed to face -- the whole

external world for an instant, and then concentrated on

you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor.

It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood,

believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself,

and assured you that it had precisely the impression of

you at your best, you hoped to convey."

THE GREAT GATSBY

BOKE