This week I’m reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. The main character is a shepherd from Spain. He has reoccurring dreams about a treasure that he is to find. He goes to a dream interpreter who is of little help but then he meets a “King” who tells the him all about the boys past and future. After this meeting, the boy decides to go to Egypt to find his destiny—the treasure.
Upon arriving in Africa, the boy is robbed of all his money. He finds a crystal shop and ends up taking up employment. He does great things for the shop owner, turning his dying business in to a flourishing one. After 8 months, he has saved enough money to go home. But, he doesn’t go home. He decides to head out across the desert to find his treasure.