Sarah, Plain and Tall - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

Patricia MacLachlan
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Chapter 2 Summary

Anna, Caleb and Papa each write a reply to Sarah's letter. Sarah's response to Anna's letter arrives first. In it, Sarah assures Anna that she can, indeed, braid hair and cook, although she prefers carpentry and painting. Sarah states that her favorite colors are blue, gray, and green, the colors of the sea. She tells Anna that her brother, William, is a fisherman, and encloses for Anna a book of sea birds. Caleb reads the book about the sea birds many times. He worries out loud that Sarah won't like him and his family. Soon, his letter arrives, however. Sarah tells him her cat is named Seal, and that Seal does like dogs. She tells Caleb his home sounds lovely, and promises that she does know how to keep a fire going at night. Caleb takes to reading this letter over and over...

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