Bebisson is a bright thirteen year old young man from a little village called Kalbache near Galette Chambon. He lives with his mother and four sisters. The whole family works in the field, helping farm a large garden. Bebisson says that he loves to study, even though he is not in school. Because he has not been able to go to school, he borrows old books from friends and he studies them so he can keep learning. He loves to study French. He wants so badly to go to school, but his mother just cannot afford it. He has no plans to go to college. He just wants to learn to read and write well and speak French. His plan is to become a farmer like his grandfather and continue to work the farm after he finishes school…that is, IF he finds a sponsor one day.