The Pilgrimage - Chapter 1, Arrival Summary & Analysis

Paulo Coelho
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Chapter 1, Arrival Summary

Seven months have passed since the night of the failed ceremony in Brazil. The Narrator and his wife share a meal at Bajadas airport before she continues on with her mission to hide the sword as instructed by the Master, and he travels to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to find Mme Lourdes and begin his quest. The Narrator tries to blame his wife for their presence in Spain, but she calmly states that if he truly did not wish to make the journey to find his sword then he would not have come.

After his wife departs, the Narrator reviews everything he knows about the Road to Santiago. First millennia Christians considered three roads to be sacred for pilgrimages. The first led to Saint Peter's tomb in Rome; the second led to Christ's Sepulcher in Jerusalem; and the third led to Compostela, where the...

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