what does the telephone call from chicago tell us about gatsby business?
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The call from Chicago alluded to Gatsby's being involved in some type of money (bond) laundering.... possibly stolen money. Either way, Gatsby's business was illegal in some way.
“Young Parke’s in trouble,” he said rapidly. “They picked him up when he handed the bonds over the counter. They got a circular from New York giving ’em the numbers just five minutes before. What d’you know about that, hey? You never can tell in these hick towns ——”
The Great Gatsby