Study Guide

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 9, Section 19

By Kurt Vonnegut

Chapter 9, Section 19

  • Billy wakes up to see a middle-aged German couple speaking softly to the horses who have been drawing his wagon.
  • The animals are absolutely miserable: their hooves have been broken by the ruins of the city and they are insane with thirst. Every step has been agony for them.