Slaughterhouse-Five - Study Guide Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Two days before the bombing of Dresden, Howard J. Campbell Jr. tries to recruit the American POWs to join an American unit of the German army. Nobody joins. Edgar Derby gives Campbell a stirring response to his attempt at recruiting; saying that no decent American would join the Nazis. The next night, Dresden is bombed, killing 130,000 people. Then, Billy's daughter is telling Billy that she could kill Kilgore Trout.

Kilgore Trout lives in a rented basement in Ilium, New York. Billy meets Trout as he is yelling at paperboys to sell the Ilium Gazette and attempting to bribe them to do it. As Billy walks up to him, one of the paperboys quits. Then Billy asks Trout if he is the writer Kilgore Trout. Trout never thought that anyone had every heard of him. As he helps Trout deliver the route for the paperboy who quit, Trout...

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