Everyone on the beach stared at the group and wondered how the man got to be so wildly lucky to be there with three lovely ladies.
And George — with his Great Gatsby swept-back hair and Charles Atlas-exercised body — ate up the attention and jealousy.
Let them wonder, George thought. Let them imagine all sorts of scenarios.
Some may have guessed the truth, that one of the women was his girlfriend — and the others were her friends. And that truth was wonderful, too.
But the fantasies of him being a playboy were fun for George to imagine, and he looked down in an effort to appear humble in the midst of these beauties.
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