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Slaughterhouse-Five

Slaughterhouse-Five

by Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 3, Section 2 Summary

  • Two of the Germans are kids and two are old men. They're all wearing hand-me-downs from dead soldiers.
  • The fifth is their commander, a tough old soldier who has been wounded four times and then sent back to war.
  • The commander's boots are pretty much the only thing he owns; he believes that if you look deeply enough into the polish on them, you can see Adam and Eve.
  • Billy looks deep into the German commander's boots and sees Adam and Eve.

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