After Santiago traded his sheep for the two stones, Urim and Thummim, he headed to Africa. There he met a friend or at least he thought he did.
I have the money to get to the Pyramids.
He's going to take all the poor boy's money.
After walking around with his friend he stopped for a second to admire a sword, and when he turned around the boy was gone and so was his money
omg!! Where did he go!! :(
Santiago had an encounter with the crystal merchant. He cleaned all the merchants crystal in exchange for food. While eating lunch with the merchant he asked Santiago to work for him. Santiago declined the offer and explained that he needed money to get to Egypt. The merchant explained that that still wouldn't be enough, so after thinking for a while he decided that he would work for the Merchant.