Study Guide

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 5, Section 26

By Kurt Vonnegut

Chapter 5, Section 26

  • Billy's mother tells Rosewater that Billy is engaged to a rich girl, which is some comfort.
  • Billy falls asleep under his blanket.
  • When he wakes up, he's back at the prison with Edgar Derby reading next to his bed.
  • Billy thinks of his memory of Edgar Derby getting shot by a firing squad at the end of the war.