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“A mutual plum is not a plum. I was too respectful to take the pulp and do not like a stone.”

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source: The Letters of Emily Dickinson vol 2, ed. by Thomas H. Johnson (Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1958), 455.

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notes: letter to Mrs. J. G. Holland, late November 1866?

“The sky above us was going from musky yellow to purple. Colors of a cut plum, Mother said.”

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source: The Liars’ Club (New York: Penguin Books, 2005), 10th anniversary edition, 319.

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