up you are right...protected members outside the package can only be referenced through the reference variable of the sub-class & outside the package they behave(logically & not technically) as the private member of that sub-class.
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Hi Sree, the answer to your question is yes. Because SubOne is inheriting the protected say() from Super. so now it is private in SubOne. So there is no way to access private members outside the class. "Protected members will become private in subclasses outside of the package". reference: page no: 70,71 K & B. i hope it helps you.
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