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by Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 5, Section 28 Summary

  • Billy returns to the veteran's hospital.
  • From under his blanket, he asks if his mother is gone.
  • A voice answers, "yes."
  • The voice belongs to Billy's fiancée Valencia, a very large young woman wearing a diamond ring that Billy found in Germany.
  • Billy doesn't want to marry Valencia and thinks the fact that he has asked her to marry him is proof that he's going crazy.

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