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Slaughterhouse-Five

Slaughterhouse-Five

by Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 5, Section 44 Summary

  • But if the Tralfamadorians know how the Universe is going to end, why don't they stop it, asks Billy.
  • The Tralfamadorians reply that the moment is structured that way: the pilot has always pressed the button, and he always will.

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