Study Guide

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 3, Section 26

By Kurt Vonnegut

Chapter 3, Section 26

  • Billy and Weary are separated into different cars on the same train.
  • German soldiers are writing the number of prisoners on each train car on the side of the train, along with their nationalities.
  • Most of the guys in Billy's car are very young, but there's one 40-year-old private.
  • The private used to be a hobo, and he tells Billy that this train car isn't so bad.