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Unformatted text preview: Once he has connected to the Soul of God, Santiago is indeed able to transform himself into the wind, becoming the mightiest windstorm in anyone's memory. The alchemist is pleased, the tribal commander is impressed, and Santiago is relieved; his life is spared and he can continue to pursue his Personal Legend and find the hidden treasure. The general provides the alchemist and Santiago with a guide to escort them out of the encampment. The three men travel for an entire day. At the end of the day, they come upon a Coptic Christian monastery. The alchemist uses the monastery's kitchen to perform the art of alchemy. After he has successfully turned lead into gold, the alchemist splits the gold into four sections. He keeps one piece and gives one to the monastery in thanks for its hospitality, and one to Santiago to make up for what he handed over to the tribal commander. The alchemist gives the last piece of gold to the up for what he handed over to the tribal commander....
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- Fall '08
- The Alchemist, Santiago, The Alchemist