The Alchemist (Coelho)

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17. The chief allows the alchemist and Santiago to go free and they ride on toward the pyramids. The next day, just

before they part ways, Santiago thanks the alchemist for teaching him the Language of the World. How does the

alchemist answer him when Santiago offers his thanks? Why is this answer significant?

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The Alchemist told Santiago;


"I only invoked what you already knew."

This was important because Santiago needed to know it was in him all along...... all he needed to do was open his heart to the knowledge.



The Alchemist