Underprivileged, outsider Danny is so grateful for narrator Buzz's friendship that, when Buzz becomes convinced that Danny's dreams foreshadow actual events, he eagerly agrees to submit them each morning for interpretation by his more ingenious classmate. An accurate prediction of a school break-in gets them questioned by the police, and it's fatherless, ratty looking Danny who is given the rougher treatment; later when Buzz starts pumping Danny with relentless single-mindedness, the other boy does at last drop out of the joint project. But Danny cares enough after the split to call and warn Buzz about a terrifying disaster dream; Buzz, characteristically, insists that they check out the site. . . where fragments from other prophetic dreams coalesce, and where Danny saves Buzz's life at the probable cost of his own. Meanwhile Buzz's science-teacher father has proposed his own rational explanations for the successful predictions--but as Buzz concludes, ""his were really no better than mine; it all depends on which ones you want to believe."" True enough, and in a story that concentrates on the experiments themselves Hildick does just enough with the exploitative relationship to hold readers who aren't committed either way.