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The Little Book of the

doctors, the teachers of the Law, which He had come to fulfil.

They know not who stands before them meekly answering their questions.

He is but a boy, yet such answers these learned men have never heard.

Such wisdom they have never known.

His questions startle these gravest men of Israel yet more than the answers which He gives.

While He would teach, He seems to learn from them.

He is the eternal Wisdom, clothed in our flesh.

A bashful modest Child before those doctors of the Temple, all knowledge is in His Heart.

The elders hold their breath with wonder.

Now listen. It is a Mother's voice that pleads.

Into that Hall have entered Mary and Joseph.