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8. Melchizedek tells Santiago the fable of the oil and the spoon. Those who understand the moral of the fable hold

the key to happiness. Santiago believes he understands the moral of the story. What does he think the lesson of the

story is?

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Santiago believes the lesson relates to his own knowledge of how a shepherd must always be watching over his flock..... this is something he needs to remember in regard to everything he does.


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