But she was talking of Emile when she saw the black line of the open door ; ;
Sarah remembered it clearly.
Maude went on.
`` I've got to get busy.
Miss Celie's taken to her bed, with the door locked.
She opened it an inch and poked out the keys for me to give you.
Here '' -- She thrust a bundle of keys strung on a thick red cord into Sarah's hand.
`` Not that there's much use in locking up the smokehouse and the storehouse now.
Drink your coffee '' --