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The King Nobody Wanted

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Published: 1948
Language: English
Wordcount: 34,364 / 101 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.7
LoC Category: BL
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 792
Added to site: 2006.08.21
mnybks.net#: 14600
Origin: gutenberg.org

In a very real and interesting way, The King Nobody Wanted tells the story of Jesus. Where the actual words of the Bible are used, they are from the King James Version. But the greater part of the story is told in the words of every day.

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arrived at the place where Joseph and Mary were staying with the baby. It was very different from Herod's palace.

There the three Wise Men fell down on their knees as they would before a king. They opened their treasures and put their gifts in front of the baby. One brought gold. The others brought sweet-smelling ointments, frankincense and myrrh.

"Hail, Messiah!" they murmured in adoration. "Hail, Christ! Hail, King of the Jews!"

When they were once more outside on the road, one of them spoke:

"I think," he said, "that it would be well for us not to see anything of Herod again. I had a dream...."

The others agreed with him quickly. They had had a dream too.

"God sent that dream to warn us that Herod is dangerous," they said. "Herod means to harm the child. Let us find some other road back home."

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The days went by, and soon the baby was given his name. He was to be called Jesus.

One day, w

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