Ever here the story of the fourth wise man? I thought not…
The four men sat, warming themselves at the fire. Melchior eyed the others. “This is a fine work we do, honoring the stately King of kings.”
Gaspar nodded in agreement. “This is why I have brought gold.”
“And I frankincense,” Balthasar added. “From the finest spices in all the East!”
“Remind us, King Duncan, what is it that you brought?” Gaspar said to the fourth man.
Duncan grinned with the happiest of grins. “Clothespins!”
“Yes, the child may be King, but he is still a baby. There will be plenty of diapers and laundry.”
The other kings laughed while Duncan continued to grin.
Sadly, though, as practical a gift as Duncan’s may have been, the common nature of it left the fourth king lost to most of history and forgotten in the words of the song.
©2020 Michael Bergman
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