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Chapter four opens with Nick attending another of Gatsby's parties. Nick uses this as a starting point and begins recounting some notes he claims to have taken, listing some of the more notable people he encountered that summer. Nick observes some drunken women on Gatsby's lawn discussing Gatsby's mysterious identity, which includes all the usual rumours. Nick then lists a slew (lot/plenty) of the prominent (big/large/superior) guests who attended Gatsby's parties that summer, none of whom knew anything about their host. His point is to prove that Gatsby's party attract the most notable people of the time. He also describes one man, Klipspringer , who never seems to leaves Gatsby's parties and has come to be known as the "boarder," which suggests he is living in the Gatsby's mansion. Nick then describes accompanying Gatsby on a trip into the city for lunch. One morning Gatsby goes to Nick's house and tells him they are having lunch togeth