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The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

The Diamond as Big as the Ritz


by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Percy Washington Timeline and Summary

  • Percy arrives at St. Midas' school in Boston. He is reserved and uncommunicative about his home life.
  • He befriends John and then invites him home for the summer. On the train ride home, Percy reveals that his rather has a diamond as big as the Ritz Carlton hotel.
  • His first morning at the estate, John listens to Percy tell him the history of the Washington family over breakfast.
  • Percy goes on a tour of the estate with his father and John. He urges his father to show John the prison.
  • We don't hear from Percy again, but he is with his father when the family goes into the mountain right before it all blows up.