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NAPA is completely puzzled, so Dr. Stevens suggests that they contact Waldo, a bitter genius who is particularly hateful toward NAPA, to solve the problem for them. The suggestion is met with some dismay, but Gleason, Dr. Stevens's superior, admits that he's already contacted Waldo, but that Waldo is "still sore over the Hathaway patents" and doesn't wish to help NAPA. The people at NAPA are worried about the failure of the deKalbs in the air vehicles because the same technology is used to power cities, and NAPA is afraid that while the power to the cities hasn't yet failed, it's only a matter of time until it does. Because of these worries, Gleason tells Stevens to use his connections to contact Waldo.

Problem Two

Stevens meets with Doc Grimes, an eccentric doctor who dresses in anti-radiation suits and is Waldo's only friend. Grimes berates Stevens for his...

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