Does anyone here know what book is being referred to on page 16 of the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho? Here is the excerpt. "He started to read the book he had bought. On the very first page it described a burial ceremony ... When he was finally able to concentrate on what he was reading, he liked the book better; the burial was on a snowy day, and he welcomed the feeling of being cold." There are more clues throughout the book, but I haven't been able to find out what book the boy is reading. This would be extra credit for class, so any help would be appreciated. Thanks.