Find where Nick says men often told him personal information he really did not want to know. Specifically the quote: "frequently I have feigned sleep, preoccupation, or a hostile levity when I realized by some unmistakable sign that an intimate revelation was on the horizon… ."
What does "feigned" mean in this context?
What does "parceled" mean in the context of this passage?
What does he mean by "unaffected scorn"?
What is another word for "devoid" in this context?
What is another word for "ceased" in this context?
What does "volumes" in this context?
"Almost any exhibition of complete self sufficiency draws a stunned tribute from me."
How would you describe the narrator at this point?