Melchizedek tells Santiago that the treasure is in Egypt

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Unformatted text preview: Melchizedek tells Santiago that the treasure is in Egypt, near the pyramids, and that he can find it by following the omens. Melchizedek opens his cape and removes one black stone and one white stone from the center of his breastplate, which he says are called Urim and Thummim. The black stone stands for "yes" and the white stone for "no," he says, advising Santiago to rely on the stones when he can't read the omens. Melchizedek gives Santiago two further pieces of advice: Don't forget the language of omens, and don't forget to follow your Personal Legend through to its conclusion. When he bids Santiago farewell, Melchizedek recalls giving advice to Abraham and apologizes to God for his vanity. In times past, literacy was unusual among people who weren't members of the aristocracy or the clergy. Santiago himself is literate only because he studied for the priesthood. Therefore, it is clergy....
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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