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Song of Solomon Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1, Chapter 9 Summary

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Part 1, Chapter 9 Summary

First Corinthians, Milkman's sister, has taken a job as a maid for Michael-Mary Graham, a local poetess, though her mother tells everyone that she is actually a secretary. In fact, Corinthians told her mother that she is a secretary in order to save her mother's pride and Ruth is more than happy to believe it. After all, First Corinthians is a well-educated woman and servant's work is not the sort of work that would do her or the family credit.

However, First Corinthians is glad she took the job because it allows her to get away from cutting petals for fake flowers, as she has been doing for years. In addition, it allows her to get out of the house and earn her own money for once, instead of trying to fit in with her mother's plan of marrying Corinthians off to a black professional...

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