We met many new characters throughout the first few chapters that made the book become even more vivid than it already was. We first met Father Time. He sat in a cave, old and haggard with a long, grey beard dripping from his wrinkled chin. Then, we see Alli, Dor, and Nim. They come from a long time ago. We first see them as children, running through vast fields. Then we meet the older versions of Alli, Dor, and Nim. Alli and Dor end up married with three children and Dor made the first sundial. Nim became a king and acquired many slaves. Dor and Nim became very different people, but still remembered their wonderful childhood. The other person we met is Sarah Lemon. She is a teenage girl who lives with her mother because her dad left. She believes she does not have enough time as she races through the night, getting ready to meet a boy. Lastly, we met an older, rich man named Victor Delamonte. He has a tumor, but wishes to live forever. His wife, Grace, wants to help him by getting him a wheel chair. Though all these characters have a perspective on time,nothing will ever speed up or slow down time.