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.