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The Fourth King
Ingeborg de Jongh, 1690
The story of the Three Kings is well known, but few people know the story of the Fourth King. In his wisdom, he decided that a colourful life on earth was the greatest gift he could bestow.
But having failed to spot the brightest star due to cloudy skies, he missed the magical birth. This meant he could not give the most precious gift of all: the tulip. In the Netherlands, the Fourth King reminds people to acknowledge those who mean well, but have terrible timing.