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Chapter 6

Then Billy was in Dresden the night after the morphine. He woke up in the British compound because of animal magnetism radiating from his coat. In the lining of the furry coat were two small objects shaped like a pea and a tiny horseshoe. The man who played the Blue Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, and had hurt Lazzaro, walked through the hospital to check up on his victim. Lazzaro told him to go fuck himself and when he left Lazzaro told Billy and Derby about his love of revenge and the time he killed a dog by chopping up a spring and putting it in a steak. Incidentally, Lazzaro did not exult when Dresden was destroyed. He liked killing his enemies one at a time. In fact, he planned on having all of his enemies-and his friend Weary's enemies (re: Billy)-killed. Lazzaro vows to kill him in a few decades. Billy knows this is how he'll die. He's repeatedly seen himself get shot in Chicago addressing a large crowd. He tells them about the nature of time and his impending death. He closes the speech with, "farewell, hello, farewell, hello." The cross hairs of a laser point at his forehead and he dies.
Billy then shoots back to Lazzaro's threats. The three of them have to rejoin the others to vote for a leader. They had missed getting mattresses, so they curl up in the Cinderella set. Billy tried on the silver boots and they fit perfectly. An Englishman came onstage to give the Americans a lecture on personal hygiene. He told them he envied their move to Dresden because there would be no need to worry about bombs. Derby was elected leader-a Brit nominated him because no one else would do it. The Americans, feeling much revived, left for Dresden. Billy, in his silver boots, a muff made from his furry coat and a piece of azure coat he wore as a toga, led the pack. On their walk to the railroad tracks, Derby mentally composed letters home. They saw the dead hobo, whose feel were blue and ivory (a common image in the book). When they arrived in Dresden two hours later, it looked beautiful. Vonnegut makes a cameo, calling it "Oz!" He emphasizes how the city seems so intact. Seeing Billy and his crew, the Dresdeners laughed. The soldiers didn't care as they looked around. A man approached Billy and asked him if he thought war was comical. Billy reached into his muff and pulled out the two objects: a two-carat diamond and a partial denture. The Americans stopped at an empty cement slaughterhouse. The number on the door was five. This was their address in Dresden.

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