The Alchemist III

The whispers began. He had bewitched the old man, he had killed him, or he thrust the old man to sign over the estate to him. Whatever the real reason, Jacques was not too concerned with the scuttlebutt, he was too preoccupied with his work. After two more years perfecting his craft in alchemy, he wrote his first book, ‘The Origin and Basis of Alchemy.” In it, he states the findings of the oldest writings to say how to turn iron, nickel, lead and copper into gold; and that he himself had been successful in such practices. Some people doubted his work and began to questions his theories.  Others, greatly accepted his work and honored him as a genius.

He wrote his second book that brought even more popularity and success. ‘A Love Potion,’ in which he tells readers how he perfected the love potion and its lasting effects, unlike the temporary potion that fades over time. He became prosperous and sat on the same table of great wizards and Kings alike, but Jacques sometimes became insolent towards these men, causing some to rebuke him. Jacques paid no mind. He was too important to worry about what they thought. His third book, ‘The Joys of Being Rich,’ where he states readers how fortunes can be made but believes the rich should stay rich and the poor should stay poor. It caused Jacques and his book to be banned and even his friends became angry at him. M. Stieg

to be continued