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Cat's Cradle Chapter 23

By Kurt Vonnegut

Chapter 23

The Last Batch of Brownies

  • But Dr. Breed was wrong about one thing. Ice-nine is very real.
  • Dr. Hoenikker did create a small supply of the stuff but didn't leave any records leading to its creation.
  • Oh, and its melting point was 114-degrees Fahrenheit.
  • So that's actually two things he was wrong about.
  • When Hoenikker died on Christmas Eve, his three children split the ice-nine among themselves.