Study Guide

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 7, Section 10

By Kurt Vonnegut

Chapter 7, Section 10

  • Lying in bed in Vermont, Billy also dreams of Dresden the month before it is destroyed.
  • One of Billy's jobs is to put jars of malt syrup into boxes at a local factory.
  • The syrup is enriched with vitamins and minerals, and everyone who works there secretly eats it all day long.
  • There are spoons stashed all over the factory for people to taste this syrup on the sly, even though it's against the rules to eat on the job.
  • Billy finds a hidden spoon on his second day.
  • His whole body celebrates at the taste of this malt syrup.