Santiago crosses the Strait of Gibraltar and finds himself in Tangier

Santiago crosses the Strait of Gibraltar and finds himself in Tangier

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Santiago crosses the Strait of Gibraltar and finds himself in Tangier, a city in northern Morocco,  where a man he meets in a bar swindles him out of all his money. As a result of this unfortunate  occurrence, Santiago realizes that he is like everyone else: "I see the world in terms of what I would  like to see happen and not what actually does." He decides to think positively — to consider himself  an adventurer rather than a victim. In desperate need of money, Santiago is hired by a crystal merchant, who tells him that even a year's  wages would not pay his way to Egypt, which is thousands of kilometers distant. The crystal  merchant offers to give Santiago enough money to return to Andalusia. But Santiago declines the  offer, telling the crystal merchant that he'll work for him to earn money with which to buy sheep. Prior to this episode, Santiago learned mainly from books. Here, however, he begins to learn from 
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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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Santiago crosses the Strait of Gibraltar and finds himself in Tangier

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