by Kurt Vonnegut
Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 9, Section 27 Summary
- In Trout's novel, the aliens give the two Earthlings a fake stock market ticker.
- They tell the Earthlings that this is connected to the stock markets back on Earth, and that they now have a million dollars in investments in the market.
- This is all a lie: the aliens just want to make the Earthlings perform for them in their zoo.
- But the humans think they are making a ton of money back on Earth.
- They also try religion: when they have a bad week on the market, they give prayer a whirl.
- It seems to work, too: their fake stocks go up after they pray.
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