Franklin trained during four years as an apprentice in Earth West 1.
After a brief introduction, soon to be followed by a price negociation. Even if his prices seemed too expensive, before the Company's doubtful faces, he decided to join them anyway because he thought they look like a decent bunch.
In 2030, when Joshua Valienté and Sally Linsay made a stop at Reboot after their journey across the Long Earth with the Mark Twain in tow, Franklin fixed one of the engines, allowing them the fly the ship to reach Datum Madison.
It is revealed in The Long Utopia that Franklin comes from a family that possess a high probability to give birth to natural steppers since the name Tallyman appeared in Oswald Hackett's list of family names submitted to the Fund.
- ↑ The Long Earth - Chapter 17
- ↑ The Long Earth - Chapter 25
- ↑ The Long Earth - Chapter 50
- ↑ The Long Earth - Chapter 52