Three friends, Oxymoron, Nikias, and Aurelias are talking about mathematics. This was a long time ago, and these men did not know much about the world around them. However, it did not stop them from trying to make sense of numbers and mathematics. One day Oxymoron claims something great: that it is possible to have nothing, and therefore be at zero. However, this is a radical idea that no one at that time easily accepts, mostly because this would change mathematics forever.
Because this story was very short, it was to the point. It gave an interesting view of how things were so long ago. One of the characters is often described as fat, which is not very nice. Thankfully the rest of the story is very good. My favorite character was Oxymoron, who did not give up his beliefs even when everybody else rejected them.