by Kurt Vonnegut
Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 2, Section 26 Summary
- Next, Billy jumps to 1965, when he is 41.
- He is sitting by his mother's bedside at the old age home in Pine Knoll.
- She has pneumonia and isn't expected to survive. (She does though, for years.)
- Billy's mother asks, "How ...?" (2.26.3).
- Billy asks her to finish her question.
- She says, "How did I get so old?" (2.26.6).