Edson is a bright twelve year old from the village of Placement near Galette Chambon. He lives with a pastor in his village because his parents left and went to another country and never returned. He doesn’t know if he has any siblings. The pastor who keeps him wants desperately for him to go to school so that he can become educated, feel important, and make something of himself one day. He is very smart, but being away from his parents makes him very sad. He wants to become an engineer one day and build houses for people. His favorite subject is mathematics, and he enjoys playing with the pastor’s goats and studying.