“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
The story begin with a boy whose name’s Santiago. He was a shepherd, with all the sheep he had he traveled from one country to another country. One day he came to a gypsy to interpret his dream. He had had the same dream twice. The dream was about finding a treasure. Then the gypsy told the boy that he should come to Egypt to find his treasure. The boy disappointed with what he had heard. He said that he wouldn’t believe in dreams then he left that place. The boy was about waiting until the sun had sunk a bit lower before following his flock through the field. Then he met the old king which is The King of Salem. The old man told about Personal Legend and the hidden treasure the boy’s had dreamed about. He said the same as the gypsy said that the hidden treasure was in Egypt which made him startled. “In order to find the treasure, you will have to follow the omens. God has prepared a path for everyone to follow. You just have to read the omens that he left for you” the old man said to the boy. With some advice from the old man he decided to go to Egypt.
With some money he had from selling the sheep, he started his journey. The first place to come is Tangier, Africa. In Tangier, he learned a lot of things, like understanding the language of world. It was begin when the boy talked to the strangers who spoke Arab, and they had understood each other perfectly well. The boy taught that: if he can understand this language without words, he can learn to understand the world.
The journey of the boy kept continuing as the boy started to cross the desert. In the caravan that bring him crossed the desert, he met lots of people from different tribes, and he’s got a friend an Englishman. The Englishman was just like the boy, ever met with the king of salem and in the way of looking for an alchemist. The boy didn’t know much about the alchemist, but the Englishman told the boy that the alchemist is a person who could help him find the treasure.
Crossing the desert was a long journey. There were rumors about tribal war but the driver of the camel said “Once you get into the desert, there’s no going back. And when you can’t going back, you have to worry only about the best way of moving forward. The rest is up to Allah, including the danger. Maktub”
One day the boy got an omen that there will be a war. He told to the chieftains about his vision and the chieftain do believe with what he said and prepared arms for the war with the consequences if there was no war then one of the arm would kill the boy, but if there was a war the boy would be give a piece of gold for every ten dead men among their enemies.
He was alarmed by what had happened. He had succeeded in reaching to the Soul of the World, and now the price for having done so might be his life. It was frightening bet. But he had been making risky bets ever since the day he had sold his sheep to pursue his Personal Legend. And as the camel driver had said, to die tomorrow was no worse than dying on any other day.
The boy felt calmness when he taught about that. Then suddenly the strange horseman came. The boy realized that he was the alchemist. At the other day the boy came to the alchemist and talked about his treasure. The boy said was lucky because the alchemist want to help him find his treasure. At the end of the story, the boy finally found his treasure.