Santiago The Alchemist Short Story

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ALCHEMIST tells the story of a young shepherd named Santiago who is able to find a treasure beyond his wildest dreams. Along the way, he learns to listen to his heart and, more importantly, realizes that his dreams, or his Personal Legend, are not just his but part of the Soul of the Universe.
Santiago is a humble shepherd whose desires are few–he wants to be free to roam with his sheep, to have some wine in his wineskin and a book in his bag. Fate intervenes, however, in the form of the recurring dream of a great treasure hidden thousands of miles away at the base of the Egyptian Pyramids. When Santiago meets Melchizedek a strange wise man who claims he is a king from a far-off land, he decides to seek his treasure. The next day, Santiago
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The Alchemist takes his leave of Santiago, who continues on to the Pyramids. Once there, Santiago is attacked by robbers. Asked what he is doing there, Santiago replies that he had a dream of a treasure buried at the base of the Pyramids. One of the robbers laughs at him, and says that he has had the exact same dream, except that in his the treasure was buried in Spain. Santiago realizes that the treasure was back in Spain the entire time.
The story then jumps forward in time and finds Santiago digging a hole at the base of the tree where he had had his first dream. Sure enough, he finds a trunk full of gold–enough for him and Fatima to live happily for a long time.
Favourite part of the story: I finally got round to reading ‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho and I loved it. It’s a book about a shepherd boy from Spain who travels the world in search of a treasure. It’s a story about life and following your dreams and it it’s just magical .The best parts I found are.. It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting
The book is about a young boy who gives up the life he knows to travel the world in search of treasure. He gives up everything to follow his dream with the confidence that, if it doesn’t work out, he can always come back and be a shepherd
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