Study Guide

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 3, Section 27

By Kurt Vonnegut

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Chapter 3, Section 27

  • A man in a boxcar near Billy's yells to the guards that a soldier has died in their car.
  • The four guards nod and don't open the door of the boxcar.
  • Instead, they open the door to the car next to Billy's, which has food, bunk beds, and a stove.
  • The four guards go inside and close the door.
  • Eventually, they come out smoking and speaking to each other.
  • The Americans across the way tell the guards about the dead man.
  • The guards remove the dead man from the boxcar.
  • It's Wild Bob.

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