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MonkeyNotes-Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Dick and Rosemary take Abe to the Divers’ suite. Mr. Peterson, a Black man, appears and insists that he is Abe’s friend; he says that there has been some terrible mistake, and he only wants a chance in life. While Peterson waits in the hall, Dick tells Abe to escape by the hotel's back door and get himself on a boat to America where he belongs, especially since Mary has already left for Germany. All Abe wants is to have a drink and spend the evening with Nicole and Dick. Dick lies and says that he and his wife have plans. Abe then agrees to leave, and Rosemary tries graciously to help him.

After Abe departs, Rosemary hugs Dick and returns to her room. As she picks up her watch, she suddenly realizes she is not alone. Mr. Peterson is there on her bed, shot dead. She runs and gets Dick, who immediately goes into action; he knows how horrible it would be for Rosemary if the press got wind of the story. Nicole arrives and announces she wants it all to be over, but no one has time to ask what she means. Dick takes the dead man out to the hall and replaces Rosemary's sheets with ones from his own room. He hands the bloody ones to Nicole for her to wash in their bathroom. Dick then calls the owner of the hotel, with whom he has been very generous. He tells him that he has found a body in the hall, and, of course, the hotel will want to take care of it discretely so the guests do not grow alarmed and to prevent any French red-tape. The owner is thankful for Dick’s discretion and handles the matter with care.


Rosemary is thrilled with Dick for saving her reputation and tells him so. Before Dick can hustle Rosemary away, she hears Nicole in the bathroom ranting and raving, loudly spouting nonsense. Nicole is saying that she does not want Dick to invade her privacy or to bring her his bloody sheets to fix! Dick tells his wife to control herself. Shaken by the outburst, Rosemary now understands the scene that Mrs. McKisco saw and heard at the villa. When the phone rings, Rosemary is surprised to find it is Collis. She asks him to come and accompany her to her room, for she is suddenly afraid.

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