From Slaughterhouse Five

By Kurt Vonnegut

“To the guards who walked up and down outside, each car became a single organism which ate and drank and excreted through its ventilators. It talked or sometimes yelled through its ventilators, too. In went water and loaves of black bread and sausage and cheese, and out came shit and piss and language. Human beings in there were excreting into steel helmets which were passed to the people at the ventilators who dumped them. Billy was a dumper. The human beings also passed canteens which guards would fill with water. When food came in, the human beings were quiet and trusting and beautiful. They shared.”

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