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Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 3 Summary

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Chapter 3 Summary

Five German soldiers stare at Weary and Pilgrim. They are joined by a shivering German Shepherd named Princess that they borrowed from a farmer. They were assigned to mop up in the wake of the German advance.

Two of the Germans are in their teens. Two others are drooling, toothless old men. Their commander is a middle-aged corporal who is sick of war. The commander wears a pair of very nice boots that are all he owns in the world. Next to him stands a fifteen-year-old boy wearing wooden clogs held on his feet by canvas straps.

The fifteen-year-old helps Billy stand up. Then they hear the three German rifle shots that kill the army scouts who ditched Billy and Roland. They were waiting in ambush for the Germans, but they are shot from behind.

The middle-aged corporal searches Billy and Roland. They take Roland's trench knife...

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