So To Honor Him
by Laura VanArendonk Baugh
Arash is a slave accompanying the Megistanes to find the new king, whose star they have seen. Each night he plays his drum and dreams of his freedom. In Jerusalem, Arash is made an offer by King Herod himself: return and tell him of this infant king of the Jews, and Herod promises Arash’s freedom. But Herod does not seek the child to honor him, and Arash is trapped in a plot to murder an infant.