I know the voice

Early in Proteus, Stephen reflects on having been sired by "the man with my voice and my eyes." The thought anticipates a recollection, later in the chapter, of Kevin Egan saying to him, "You're your father's son. I know the voice." Egan's remark makes him symbolically a Nestor, like Deasy.

JH 2015

Telemachus meets Nestor in the old king's palace, detail from an Apulian krater of the mid-4th century BC, displayed in the Staatliche Museen, Berlin. Source: www.pinterest.com.