They are strange books, however, covering the properties of mercury and salt, discussing kings and dragons.
Searches all Day for the first point of the Alchemist teach us study.
The alchemist is another teacher figure in the novel, guiding Santiago through the last leg of his trip.
Santiago begins to wonder if, in working for the crystal merchant, he was engaged in a kind of alchemy.
Santiago Shepherd boy, the protagonist of The Alchemist.
Santiago, learns to read and communicate with the world around him.
What lessons does Santiago learn by working at the crystal shop? The Nile flooded its banks, however, destroying his fruit trees and forcing him to become a camel driver.