The Question and Answer section for The Alchemist (Coelho) is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
B.)His birth date
When told the sheep could not be sheared until the afternoon, the boy (Santiago) spent two hours talking to the girl (the Merchant's daughter).
Fatima is a beautiful girl who lives at the Al-Fayoum oasis. Santiago falls in love with her at the well there. He and Fatima talk everyday for several weeks, and finally he asks her to marry him. Fatima, however, insists that he seek out his...