Slaughterhouse-Five

A colonel in the Army who is taken prisoner and placed in a railcar, Wild Bob has double pneumonia and eventually dies of his illness. He tells all to ask for him in Cody, Wyoming, where they might meet again; this becomes a refrain repeated in the novel, by Vonnegut and others.

Wild Bob Quotes in Slaughterhouse-Five

The Slaughterhouse-Five quotes below are all either spoken by Wild Bob or refer to Wild Bob. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Dell edition of Slaughterhouse-Five published in 1991.
Chapter 10 Quotes

“If you’re ever in Cody, Wyoming,” I said to him lazily, “just ask for Wild Bob.”

Related Characters: Kurt Vonnegut (speaker), Wild Bob
Page Number: 212
Explanation and Analysis:

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Wild Bob Character Timeline in Slaughterhouse-Five

The timeline below shows where the character Wild Bob appears in Slaughterhouse-Five. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3
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Time, Time-travel, and Free Will Theme Icon
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...ignorant of military terminology and does not understand the question. The colonel, who calls himself Wild Bob , believes he is addressing his men, although no one among the POWs was in... (full context)
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Time, Time-travel, and Free Will Theme Icon
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...bad.” Pilgrim catches a glimpse of the luxury in the railcar for the German officers. Wild Bob dies in the colonel’s car and his corpse is carried out. The trains are marked... (full context)
Chapter 10
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...friend are now “well-to-do,” and repeats, “If you’re ever in Cody, Wyoming, just ask for Wild Bob .” (full context)