Santiago meets with a gypsy reader to ask for advice. She tells him to look for the treasure. She believes that there is treasure so she is asking for one tenth of it. Santiago now believes that the treasure is out there somewhere.
Santiago has sold he flock of sheep for his travel. He is now heading to Tangier, Africa to look for the treasure. He has left the shepherd life behind and is now a traveler.
As soon as Santiago arrived in Tangier, he is robbed of most of his possessions. He know has to start over and find a way to earn the money back. Luckily, he found a place e near the port where he was welcomed to work.