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.