Once, the peaceful, quiet world was populated by few. Then, "others" arrived, building tall buildings to fill the sky, making "so much NOISE that no one could hear themselves think! So they stopped thinking." Still the small, strange protagonist, one of the early "few," nurtures "a little piece of wilderness" high above the streets. When he feels the time is right, he takes this piece away and sends it aloft, nourishing new hope for the few.