The Alchemist (Coelho)

As the boy wept at the sight that beheld him, what does he notice in the sand ?

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He sees the beauty of the pyramids in the distance as the moon rises. He notices a scarab, a sacred Egyptian talisman.

He notices a scarab beetle.

"The boy looked at the sands around him, and saw that, where his tears had fallen, a scarab beetle was scuttling through the sand. During his time in the desert, he had learned that, in Egypt, the scarab beetles are a symbol of God."


The Alchemist