Santiago was a sheep herder. He didn't have a home because he preferred traveling from city to city with his sheep.
One day when Santiago was visiting a city, he went to a fortune teller to ask her if she could decipher a dream he had been having. She said that what his dream was telling him was he needed to go to egypt to find a lost treasure.
As Santiago left the fortune tellers shop he was contemplating if he should go to egypt when a mysterious king appeared to him and told him that he needed to follow his personal legend. Santiago made up his mind, he wanted to go to egypt.
Santiago gave one-tenth of his flock to the king and then sold the rest of his sheep. He bought a ticket on a ship that was going to africa and started his journey.
When Santiago arrived at africa he found a boy and thought he was his friend. But when Santiago turned around the boy took all of his money and ran away!
Because Santiago had no more money, He couldn't continue with his dream. He got a job helping the crystal merchant.