Traveling To The Egyptian Pyramids Essay

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Santiago dreamed of becoming a shepherd, to travel so he can see the entire world and learn from the people experience although his father wants him to become a priest. Santiago dreamed a strange dream so he went to a gypsy women to interpret his dream, he told her that he saw the same dream twice, he dreamed that he was in a field with his sheep, when a child appeared and began to play with the animals, he doesn’t like people to do that because the sheep are afraid from strange people, the child went on playing with his sheep for a while suddenly the child took his both hands and transported him to the Egyptian Pyramids, the child said to Santiago “ If you come here, you will find a hidden treasure” the child was about to show him the exact location, he woke up. The gypsy women told him that is a difficult dream to interpret but the interpretation was that he need to go to the Egyptian Pyramids and he will find a treasure and become a rich man and if he found his treasure he should give the gypsy women one-tenth of it.

The boy started his journey to the Egyptian Pyramids; he was setting a bench when the old man sat on the same bench they started to talk about the book the boy was reading the old man said that book describe people that choose their own destinies and it ends by saying that everyone believes the world’s greatest lie, Santiago discovered that the old man was the king of Salem. The king told Santiago that he has succeeded in discovering his Personal Legend. He assists Santiago in making the decision to go searching for his treasure. the boy decided to travel looking for his treasure, the old man gave Santiago a white stone and a black stone, they are called Urim and Thummim, the black signifies ‘YES’ and the white one ‘NO’. the old man taught Santiago about omens and how to follow your dream by reading your omen and to believe in it, so when the old man give him the two stones to help him when he is unable to read his omens. Santiago started his journey to the Egyptian Pyramids.

Santiago is robbed for all his money shortly after arriving in Tangier. With no money and no sheep. He realizes that he was stupid to believe in his dream. He needed to find a way to make money to return home so; he gets a job cleaning crystals. He works with the crystal merchant works almost a year at the crustal merchant shop and brings the shop great success. the boy was sad that he will not follow his omens, one day the crystal merchants was talking to the boy about his dream to go to Mecca and it is one of the obligation from the five obligations in Islam, but the crystal merchants did not go and make his dream come true, so the boy asked him why you did not to achieve your dream in Mecca the crystal merchants said: “ the thought of Mecca that keeps me alive” that what help him face these years. The boy think about the crystal merchants dream and he did not achieve till now so the boy thought about his dream and if he did not do it now...

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