Today’s passage is not from a short story, but from "Tender is the night". Dick is telling Nicole about his plans for an oncoming party.
"Nicole," he shouted, "I forgot to tell you that as a final apostolic gesture I invited Mrs. Abrams, the woman with the white hair."
"I suspected it. It’s an outrage."
The ease in which her reply reached him seemed to belittle his megaphone, so she raised her voice and called, "Can you hear me?"
"Yes." He lowered the megaphone and then raised it stubbornly. "I’m going to invite some more people too. I’m going to invite the two young men."
"All right," she agreed placidly.
"I want to give a really bad party. I mean it. I want to give a party where there’s a brawl and seductions and people going home with their feelings hurt and women passed out in the cabinet de toilette. You wait and see."
From: "Tender is the Night" by F. Scott Fitzgerald