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Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 2, Section 10

By Kurt Vonnegut

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Chapter 2, Section 10

  • Barbara scolds Billy for making up stuff for the paper and humiliating her.
  • She threatens to send Billy to the old age home where Billy's mother lives.
  • Barbara says there's no such thing as the planet Tralfamadore.
  • Billy says that Tralfamadore just can't be detected from Earth.
  • Barbara, fed up, asks why he never mentioned any of this stuff before the plane crash.
  • Billy answers that he never thought the time was right.

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