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The Color Purple

The Color Purple

by Alice Walker

The Color Purple Letter Forty-Nine Summary

  • Celie is holding a letter in her hands. It’s from her sister, Nettie.
  • She finds out that Nettie’s been writing to her for years and years, but she thinks Albert’s been throwing away the letters.
  • In bed, Shug asks Celie about Nettie. She wants to know all about Nettie and tells Celie that she saw a letter from Nettie once when Albert picked up the mail.
  • When Celie wants to know why Shug wants to know about Nettie, Shug replies that Nettie was the only thing Celie ever loved – besides Shug herself.

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