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Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 3, Section 19

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Chapter 3, Section 19

  • The doorbell rings and Billy goes to see who it is.
  • There is a man at the door having some kind of seizure.
  • Billy also sees another man across the street ringing doorbells. This man has one leg and is on crutches.
  • Billy realizes that these two men are selling subscriptions for magazines that will never come; it's a con Billy has been warned about at his Lions Club meetings.
  • Billy spots a guy sitting in a Buick watching the two men selling their subscriptions. Billy realizes that this is the guy who hired them for the con.
  • Billy blinks, and when he opens his eyes, he is back in Luxembourg, a prisoner of war.

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