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Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 5, Section 46

By Kurt Vonnegut

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Chapter 5, Section 46

  • Billy has an orgasm, thus doing his part to produce his son, Robert. Of course, according to the Tralfamadorians, Robert has seven parents.
  • Billy is rich now: because he has married a girl no one else would marry, his father-in-law has given him a new Buick and has made him the manager of his Ilium Optometry office.
  • Billy's mother says that the Pilgrim family is moving up in the world.

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