Santiago had a dream of a boy leading him to the Egyptian pyramids to find treasure
Santiago always thought of a reason why he should not go on his adventure
In the marketplace, Santiago meets the king of Salem.He knew things about Santiago that he had never told anyone.
Santiago takes action and travels to Africa.It's a difficult time for the young boy because he needs to fit into a brand new culture.
The test Santiago encounters is when he was robbed by the boy from the bar.He has to try to continue on with no money and be willing to start his journey over.His ally is the alchemist who helps him continue with his journey