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By: Henry van Dyke

The Spirit of Christmas by Henry van Dyke The Spirit of Christmas

A collection of short Christmas works by the author of The Story of the Fourth Wise Man

The Story of the Other Wise Man by Henry van Dyke The Story of the Other Wise Man

You know the story of the Three Wise Men of the East, and how they travelled from far away to offer their gifts at the manger-cradle in Bethlehem. But have you ever heard the story of the Other Wise Man, who also saw the star in its rising, and set out to follow it, yet did not arrive with his brethren in the presence of the young child Jesus? 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;...

By: Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933)

Book cover The Mansion

By: Henry van Dyke (1852-1933)

Book cover First Christmas Tree

This is a folk tale of how the first tree came into being. It tells of a hero Winfried with his young companion stepping boldly into the pagan right of the passing into winter. He preaches the gospel of Christ and His birth on that night; then from the heavens came a miracle that resulted in the salvation of the people. To celebrate, they brought new life or the Christmas tree into their homes.

By: Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933)

The Valley of Vision by Henry Van Dyke The Valley of Vision

”Why do you choose such a title as The Valley of Vision for your book” said my friend; “do you mean that one can see farther from the valley than from the mountain-top?” This question set me thinking, as every honest question ought to do. Here is the result of my thoughts, which you will take for what it is worth, if you care to read the book. The mountain-top is the place of outlook over the earth and the sea. But it is in the valley of suffering, endurance, and self-sacrifice that the deepest visions of the meaning of life come to us.

Book cover The Story of the Other Wise Man
Book cover The Lost Word A Christmas Legend of Long Ago
Book cover The Poems of Henry Van Dyke

By: Henry van Dyke (1852-1933)

Book cover Blue Flower

"Sometimes short stories are brought together like parcels in a basket. Sometimes they grow together like blossoms on a bush. Then, of course, they really belong to one another, because they have the same life in them. ...There is such a thought in this book. It is the idea of the search for inward happiness, which all men who are really alive are following, along what various paths, and with what different fortunes! Glimpses of this idea, traces of this search, I thought that I could see in certain tales that were in my mind,—tales of times old and new, of lands near and far away...

By: Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933)

Book cover The Story of the Other Wise Man
Book cover The Sad Shepherd
Book cover The Ruling Passion; tales of nature and human nature
The Unknown Quantity A Book of Romance and Some Half-Told Tales by Henry Van Dyke The Unknown Quantity A Book of Romance and Some Half-Told Tales
Book cover Fisherman's Luck and Some Other Uncertain Things
Book cover Little Rivers; a book of essays in profitable idleness
Book cover Fighting For Peace
Book cover Golden Stars And Other Verses Following "The Red Flower"
Book cover Music and Other Poems
Book cover Days Off And Other Digressions
Book cover The Americanism of Washington
Book cover Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land Impressions of Travel in Body and Spirit
Book cover The Broken Soldier and the Maid of France
Book cover What Peace Means
Book cover Joy & Power
Book cover The House of Rimmon A Drama in Four Acts
Book cover The Unruly Sprite A Partial Fairy Tale
Book cover The Valley of Vision : a Book of Romance an Some Half Told Tales
Book cover Songs out of Doors
Book cover The White Bees

By: Henry van Dyke (1852-1933)

Book cover Red Flower: Poems Written in War Time

These are verses that came to me in this dreadful war time amid the cares and labors of a heavy task. Two of the poems, "A Scrap of Paper" and "Stand Fast," were written in 1914 and bore the signature Civis Americanus—the use of my own name at the time being impossible. Two others, "Lights Out" and "Remarks about Kings," were read for me by Robert Underwood Johnson at the meeting of the American Academy in Boston, November, 1915, at which I was unable to be present. The rest of the verses were printed after I had resigned my diplomatic post and was free to say what I thought and felt, without reserve...


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