The Innkeeper's Wife

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"The Innkeeper's Wife" is a 1958 Christmas story, written by A. J. Cronin for The American Weekly. The story is about the wife of the innkeeper in Bethlehem who had no room for Mary and Joseph to spend the night. It originally appeared in the December 21 issue before being printed in book form by Hearst Publishing and is accompanied by Ben Stahl's illustrations.


  • The Innkeeper
  • His wife
  • Mary & Joseph
  • Gabriel
  • Shepherds
  • Angels
  • Stars
  • Sheep
  • Cows
  • The Kings
  • Pages of the Kings
  • Travellers
  • Criers