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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume. 33, Number 13. 1970

[Text from Slaughter house Five by Kurt Vonnegut]

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Text from "Slaughter house Five" by Kurt Vonnegut. Artwork: P. Treadwell.

Would never hurt anybody ever again.

American planes, full of holes and wounded men and corpses, took off backwards from an airfield in england. Over france, a few German fighter planes flew at them backwards, sucked bullets and shell fragments from some of the planes and crewmen. They did the same for wrecked American bomber on the ground and those planes flew up backwards to join the formation.

The formation flew backwards over a Germen their bomb bay doors, exerted a miraculous mahnetism which shrunk the fires, gethered them into cylindnical into the bellies of the planes.

The Germen below had miraculous devices of used them to suck more fragments from and of the bombers were in bad repair.

Over finance, though Germen fighters come up again, made everything and everybody as good as new.

When the bombers got back to their base the steel cylinders were taken from the racks and shipped back to the united states of America, where fact ones were operating night and day, dismantling the cylinders, separating the dangerous contents into minerals. Touchingly it was mainly women who and this wrote the minerals were them shipped to specialists in remote areas. It was their business to put them into the ground, to hide them cleverly, so they would never hurt anybody ever again.

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Sketch of a man in a gas mask surrounded by polution