Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar had agreed to wait ten days for Artaban, one of the Persian Magi, to journey from his home in Ecbatana. But they could wait no longer, for they must leave to pay homage to the promised one, the newborn King of Israel, whom the stars had foretold...
This timeless classic, translated into numerous languages, has thrilled and deeply moved each generation of readers since its original, turn-of-the-century publication. Now re-issued in this deluxe edition, it will delight a fresh generation and bring fond recollection to those already familiar with the story.
The author of many books and poems, including the hymn "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee," Henry van Dyke served as a pastor, and as a professor of English at his alma mater, Princeton University. Teaching became his first love, which he interrupted at President Wilson's request to serve as United States Ambassador to Holland and Luxemburg. His tenure was again interrupted at the outbreak of World War I, when he joined the Army Chaplain Corps.
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