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The Story of the Other Wise Man Part 7 by Henry Van Dyke – A Profound Story for Thee

| December 24, 2007

     Part 7 A Pearl of Great Price THREE-and-thirty years of the life of Artaban had passed away,  and he was still a pilgrim,  and a seeker after light.   His hair,  once darker than the cliffs of Zagros,  was now white as the wintry snow that covered them.   His eyes,  that once flashed like flames […]

The Story of the Other Wise Man Part 6 by Henry Van Dyke – A Profound Story for Thee

| December 24, 2007

 Part 6 In the Hidden Way of Sorrow      THEN again there was a silence in the Hall of Dreams,  deeper and more mysterious than the first interval,  and I understood that the years of Artaban were flowing very swiftly under the stillness of that clinging fog, and I caught only a glimpse, here and […]

The Story of the Other Wise Man Part 5 by Henry Van Dyke – A Profound Story for Thee

| December 24, 2007

Part 5     For the Sake of a Little Child THERE was a silence in the Hall of Dreams,  where I was listening to the story of the Other Wise Man.   And through this silence I saw, but very dimly,  his figure passing over the dreary undulations of the desert, high upon the back of his […]

The Story of the Other Wise Man – Part 4 – by Henry Van Dyke – A Profound Story for Thee

| December 23, 2007

 By the Waters of Babylon Artaban dismounted.    The dim starlight revealed the form of a man lying across the road.   His humble dress and the outline of his haggard face showed that he was probably one of the poor Hebrew exiles who still dwelt in great numbers in the vicinity.   His pallid skin, dry and […]

The Story of the Other Wise Man – Part 3 – by Henry Van Dyke – A Profound Story for Thee

| December 23, 2007

By the Waters of Babylon      ALL night long Vasda, the swiftest of Artaban’s horses, had been waiting, saddled and bridled, in her stall, pawing the ground impatiently, and shaking her bit as if she shared the eagerness of her master’s purpose,  though she knew not its meaning.        Before the birds had fully […]

The Story of the Other Wise Man Part 2 by Henry Van Dyke – A Profound Story for Thee

| December 23, 2007

Part 2    A Sign in the Sky   “That does not satisfy me,”  answered Artaban,  “for,  if the waiting must be endless,  if there could be no fulfilment of it, then it would not be wisdom to look and wait. We should become like those new teachers of the Greeks,    who say that there is […]

The Story of the Other Wise Man -Part 1- by Henry Van Dyke – A Profound Story for Thee

| December 23, 2007

  Note:   Throughout one’s life, one hears many stories and sees many movies with many tales.    Of these offerings, some will offer insight, some will amuse and some may touch one’s heart or spark one’s intelligence.   This story starts as a simple journey with a rich man and we travel with him.  As we begin the story, […]