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A year later, another story brings John to Ilium, New York, once home to the Hoenikker family.
He makes an appointment with Dr. Asa Breed.
While on the phone, he off-handedly mentions that Dr. Breed was Dr. Hoenikker's supervisor.
Dr. Breed says Dr. Hoenikker was more a force of nature than a man. If he could have truly supervised the man, then he's ready to take charge of "volcanoes, the tides, and the migrations of birds and lemmings" (9.10).