There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired.
The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Nick seems to be saying that of the people he has met (on Long Island in particular), there are only four kinds. There are six main characters in the novel, and they each fit a different description: Daisy is pursued by both Gatsby and Tom; Gatsby and Tom are pursing Daisy, while Myrtle is pursuing Tom; Nick and Jordan are busy with their careers; and Wilson is tired in all aspects of his life.
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