Study Guide

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 7, Section 4

By Kurt Vonnegut

Chapter 7, Section 4

  • The barbershop quartet is in the middle of an old Bing Crosby number when their plane whacks into the side of Sugarbush Mountain, in Vermont.
  • Everyone is killed except Billy and the copilot.
  • The people who first arrive on the scene are a couple of Austrian ski instructors from a nearby ski resort.
  • Billy has fractured his skull, and thinks they are part of World War II.
  • When they find Billy, he whispers his address to them: Schlachthof-fünf. Slaughterhouse-Five.