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Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 2, Section 8

By Kurt Vonnegut

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Chapter 2, Section 8

  • Billy is typing on a massive old typewriter in the rumpus room.
  • The heat has gone out in his house, but Billy hasn't noticed.
  • The cockles of his heart are burning with joy: Billy is going to comfort everyone with his truth about time.
  • His daughter, meanwhile, comes into the house looking for Billy.
  • She panics when Billy doesn't answer, thinking that he's lying dead somewhere.
  • But he's not dead; he's in the rumpus room.

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