by Kurt Vonnegut
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Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 5, Section 52 Summary

  • Back in the prison hospital, Billy is lying in bed and Edgar Derby has fallen asleep.
  • Billy gets out of bed and sneaks out, still high as a kite on morphine.
  • Billy gets caught in a barbed-wire fence and can't get free.
  • A Russian prisoner on the other side of the fence sees Billy tangled up and asks what country he's from.
  • The Russian untangles Billy, who wanders off into the dark.
  • The Russian waves and says good-bye.

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