Teddy is a ten year old genius. Since he was very young has shown a knack for deep religious thought. When his parents became concerned with immense knowledge well bend his age they took him to Europe to talk to professors to see if they could do anything. They had no affect on Teddy. When discussing life with a man named Nicholson Teddy reveals his view on the world and predicts his own life.
Nicholson is a young man who has heard from his professor about Teddy and went to see Teddy and have a discussion on God and the meaning of life. Nicholson is a curious person by nature. He has different options from Teddy but learned much from their lengthy conversation.