What does the alchemist tell the englishman to do?

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The Englishman has spent years engaging in a largely fruitless quest for enlightenment. Though he's acquired a good deal of knowledge along the way, in the words of the song, he still hasn't found what he's looking for. More than anything else, he aspires to the wisdom of an alchemist; he wants to turn base metals into gold.

To that end, he joins with Santiago and many others in a giant caravan traveling across the desert. The Englishman has heard of the...

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