Slaughterhouse-Five
Slaughterhouse-Five
by Kurt Vonnegut
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Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 7, Section 10 Summary

  • Lying in bed in Vermont, Billy also dreams of Dresden the month before it is destroyed.
  • One of Billy's jobs is to put jars of malt syrup (link: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-barley-malt-syrup.htm) into boxes at a local factory.
  • The syrup is enriched with vitamins and minerals, and everyone who works there secretly eats it all day long.
  • There are spoons stashed all over the factory for people to taste this syrup on the sly, even though it's against the rules to eat on the job.
  • Billy finds a hidden spoon on his second day.
  • His whole body celebrates at the taste of this malt syrup.

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