When Santiago first arrived in Africa, he encountered many different situations with people. He was robbed and left alone in the town. He met a crystal merchant, that he worked with for a year. Finally, he met an Englishman that he would travel with.
6. TESTS, ALLIES AND ENEMIES
"I'm looking for a treasure."
"In a way, so am I."
Santiago and the Englishman traveled across the desert and reached the Oasis of Al Fayoum. As the Englishman was in search of the Alchemist, Santiago was in awe of the beautiful town. He met a woman named Fatima, and experienced love at first sight.
Santiago spotted eagles and had a vision thatThe Oasis was going to be attacked. He informed the people, and they gathered their weapons. Santiago would be killed if an army did not show up.
8. THE ORDEAL
The army arrived and Santiago was rewarded greatly. He was given 50 golden coins and was summoned to become the counselor of Al Fayoum. He also met the Alchemist, that offered to travel with him to the pyramids.
9. THE REWARD
"I'm going to guide you across the desert."
Santiago continues his journey towards the pyramids, with the alchemist. The Alchemist taught the young boy that he always shouldfollow his heart. After some time, they were captured by a group of tribesmen and taken to a nearby military camp.