The Alchemist (Coelho)

What does Melchizedek want in payment for helping Santiago? How does this payment differ from the one demanded by the gypsy woman?


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Melchizedek says he will help Santiago if Santiago hands over one-tenth of his flock.The Gypsy woman wants a percentage of whatever treasure Santiago finds. The Gypsy woman finds more value in Santiago's dream where Melchizedek wants a return on his "investment" right away.