The Alchemist - Part 1 (through page 26) Summary & Analysis

Paulo Coelho
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Santiago guides his flock throughout the fields of Andalusia. He finds an old abandoned church and churchyard where he and his flock can spend the night. He sleeps on the stone floor using his book as a pillow. He anticipates his approach the Andalusian village where, one year prior, he met a merchant's daughter. Santiago and his flock approach the town. He has been herding this flock for two years. He often reflects about what he has learned from his sheep and what they have learned from him. He observes that the sheep depend fully on him to lead them to food and water. Not having to forage food for themselves, they have forgotten their instincts.

Santiago thinks about the beautiful merchant's daughter. He imagines explaining to her why he knows much more than a common, simple shepherd boy. He thinks of her...

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