Courses this book is used in:
- Junior High School Literature:
- Self Paced
The Story of the Other Wise Man is a captivating and beautiful telling about a fictitious fourth wise man, who was not able to travel with the three magi. Van Dyke sums in the introduction: "Of the great desire of this fourth pilgrim, and how it was denied, yet accomplished in the denial; of his many wanderings and the probations of his soul; of the long way of his seeking and the strange way of his finding the One whom he sought-I would tell the tale as I have heard fragments of it in the Hall of Dreams, in the palace of the Heart of Man."