Haikus from Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

From a book categorized as Fiction / Classics and 99 pages follows a description and a number of hidden haikus found in the book:

In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound signals the true beginning of his life -- the beginning of suffering, rejection, peace, and, finally, wisdom.

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Siddhartha could not
heed his friend's advice, he could
not give up the boy.

Siddhartha sat down
next to the old man, slowly
he started talking.