One day before going to the village to shear his sheep for money, a shepard named santiago had a dream.
After getting his dream translated an old man came and talked to him. After talking to the boy the man calimed to be the king of salam and gave the boy 2 stones and money to go fing the tresure in exchange for 10% of his flock.
During the boys quest to try to get across the desert he thought he made friends at a bar that would help him. Instead he ended up getting robber and had no money.
Desperate for money santiago worked for 2 years to make enough money to go acrosse the desert. He learned arabic and meet a muslum who wanted to go to Mecca, but didnt in fear of dissapointment.
After making enough money from the glass clearners shop. Santi set course for the pyrimids of egypt in search of his tresure.Observed on this journey the ways of the desert and how it acted.
The man that he travled with was looking for a man known to him as the alchemist. Howerver, Santi found a girl that got water everyday and wanted to mary her. He vowed to return one day to her.