The Story of the Other Wise Man

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The Story of the Other Wise Man  (1920) 
by Henry van Dyke

A short story giving the fictitious account of the travels of an alternate Magi to witness the birth of Jesus. It was later turned into a film starring Martin Sheen.

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I saw him moving among the throngs of men in populous Egypt.

The Story of
THE OTHER WISE MAN

By HENRY VAN DYKE Author of “The Mansion” “The Lost Boy’’ “The Child Christ in Art” Etc.

With Many Drawings in Color and Line by J. R. FLANAGAN

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Harper & Brothers Publishers New York and London

The Story of the Other Wise Man


Copyright, 1895, 1899, 1907, 1920, by Harper & Brothers
Printed in the United States of America
Published May, 1920

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CONTENTS
Page
Preface xi
The Sign in the Sky 3
By the Waters of Babylon 27
For the Sake of a Little Child 43
In the Hidden Way of Sorrow 57
A Pearl of Great Price 65

ILLUSTRATIONS
I saw him moving among the throngs of men in populous Egypt Frontispiece
“Hear me, then, my father and my friends, while I tell you of the new light and truth” Facing p. 10
The dim starlight revealed the form of a man lying across the road Facing p. 32
“I am all alone in this place, and I am waiting to give this jewel to the prudent captain who will leave me in peace” Facing p. 52
“The King whom you are seeking is not to be found in a palace, nor among the rich and powerful” Facing p. 58
In all this populous and intricate world of anguish, though he found none to worship, he found many to help Facing p. 60
“Pilate has sent him to the cross because he said that he was the ‘King of the Jews’” Facing p. 66
As she bent over him, fearing that he was dead, there came a voice through the twilight, very small and still, like music sounding from a distance Facing p. 70
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Who seeks for heaven alone to save his soul, May keep the path, but will not reach the goal; While he who walks in love may wander far, Yet God will bring him where the blessed are.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1933, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.