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"Tarry Till I Come Again": On a Christmas Eve night, a priest despairing that good will win out in the world is visited by the Phantom Stranger, and hears of how he was once known as the Wandering Jew, a man who lost his child when King Herod had all the babies in Bethlehem destroyed while Jesus


Quote1 We are wanderers in a foreign land between the furrow and the stars. Quote2
-- Phantom Stranger



Appearing in "Tarry Till I Come Again"

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Synopsis for "Tarry Till I Come Again"

On a Christmas Eve night, a priest despairing that good will win out in the world is visited by the Phantom Stranger, and hears of how he was once known as the Wandering Jew, a man who lost his child when King Herod had all the babies in Bethlehem destroyed while Jesus escaped, and so purchased his way to pose as a Roman soldier to scourge Jesus during His crucifixion. Expecting Jesus to speak vile curses to him, He instead told the man he will "tarry till I come again". After Jesus' death and resurrection, the man found himself wandering through the earth, trying to remove the curse placed on him, until he comes to the rescue of a woman during the Inquisition period who died at the hands of her torturers. From that point on, the man used the curse as a blessing to help those who were suffering, and even though God eventually offered to remove the curse, the man chose to remain under the curse until Jesus came again. The priest eventually believes the story and is renewed in his faith that good will overcome evil.

Appearing in "...And Men Shall Call Him Stranger"

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Synopsis for "...And Men Shall Call Him Stranger"

A man in an ancient Middle Eastern country who lost his family in a divine judgment that befell his city committed suicide, but was prevented from joining the dead by an angel sent to him, telling him that he must now walk the earth as a stranger.

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Synopsis for "Revelations"

In a future time when society has reached its nadir, scientists were on the verge of discovering their universe's origin when the Phantom Stranger visits them, warning them that they could destroy their universe. One of the scientists believe what the Phantom Stranger tells him while the other scientists were unswayed, and so wears a protective spacesuit while the universe around him was destroyed, resulting in both a new creation of the universe and the scientist becoming the Phantom Stranger.

Appearing in "Footsteps"

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Synopsis for "Footsteps"

During the time of the rebellion against Heaven by a third of the angels, one angel chose neither side, and, as a result, had his wings torn away and was accepted by neither side in turn. Thus, he became the Phantom Stranger. In the present, he comes upon a man beaten and rejected by both Guardian Angels and Subway Survivalists, and offers the man his hand, as a brother who can walk with him for a little while.

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  • The title for the story "Tarry Till I Come Again" comes from John 21:22,23.



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