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The Visit of the Magi

 
The story of the visit of the three wise men from the East has inspired countless retellings.  (Personally, it isn’t Christmas for me until I get to hear Amahl and the Night Visitors!)  For another enduring classic, try The Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke (1896).  It’s the story of the fourth wise man, who stopped to help someone on the way to his rendezvous with the caravan, and they left without him.  He spends his life searching for the Child and helping people along the way, never realizing until the end that…  well, maybe you better just read it for yourself!