The Color Purple

by: Alice Walker

Letters 1–10

1

He took it. He took it while I was sleeping. Kilt it out there in the woods. Kill this one too, if he can.

2

But I don’t cry. I lay there thinking about Nettie while he on top of me, wonder if she safe.

3

I seen my baby girl. I knowed it was her. She look just like me and my daddy. Like more us then us is ourself.