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Following signs in the heavens, Artaban-a priest of the Magi-embarks on a journey to bring gifts of sapphire, ruby, and pearl to the newborn king of the Jews. Intending to meet the caravan bearing the other three wise men across the desert, he stops to aid a dying man and misses the caravan. Artaban is willing to do whatever he must to complete his journey, but it seems luck is not on his side. Despite his best efforts, the quest may not be one he is able to complete.
Originally published in 1895, "The Story of the Other Wise Man" was intended as an addition to the story of the Magi
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Following signs in the heavens, Artaban-a priest of the Magi-embarks on a journey to bring gifts of sapphire, ruby, and pearl to the newborn king of the Jews. Intending to meet the caravan bearing the other three wise men across the desert, he stops to aid a dying man and misses the caravan. Artaban is willing to do whatever he must to complete his journey, but it seems luck is not on his side. Despite his best efforts, the quest may not be one he is able to complete.

Originally published in 1895, "The Story of the Other Wise Man" was intended as an addition to the story of the Magi recounted in the Bible. The story has been reprinted many times over its more than 100-year history, and has been adapted into a variety of plays, operas, and TV movies including the 1985 TV movie "The Fourth Wise Man," which starred Martin Sheen.

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Henry Jackson van Dyke Jr. (1852 - 1933) was an American author, educator and clergyman. Among his popular writings are the two Christmas stories, "The Other Wise Man" (1896) and "The First Christmas Tree" (1897). Various religious themes of his work are also expressed in his poetry, hymns and the essays collected in Little Rivers (1895) and Fisherman's Luck (1899). He wrote the lyrics to the popular hymn, "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee" (1907), sung to the tune of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy". He compiled several short stories in The Blue Flower (1902), named after the key symbol of Romanticism introduced first by Novalis. He also contributed a chapter to the collaborative novel, The Whole Family (1908). One of van Dyke's best-known poems is titled "Time Is" (Music and Other Poems, 1904), also known as "For Katrina's Sundial" because it was composed to be an inscription on a sundial in the garden of an estate owned by his friends Spencer and Katrina Trask. The second section of the poem, which was read at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, reads as follows: "Time is Too slow for those who Wait, Too swift for those who Fear, Too long for those who Grieve, Too short for those who Rejoice, But for those who Love, Time is not."