My heart races as I hear the sound of a grown man yelp. My father. My mind grows frantic as I try to figure out what is going on. Is he being hurt? I stalk my way to the sounds. As I approach the voices, a feeling of distress stirs within me. I see the door to the front of the shop. I push it slightly and silently. Peeking through the crack I created, I see a few men who are large in stature. That’s not the only thing I see. Trembling in the middle of the floor is my father. He stutters as he tries to negotiate with the men. They ignore him as if he isn’t there. They continue throwing and destroying our little shop. Looking down I see pieces of shattered vases and torn pictures. Their frames scattered across the store.
The sounds of hustling feet draw my attention to the front window. People scurry by as if it’s nothing. I see a flicker of a reddish orange. I snap my head to the side to see a fire erupting
and consuming our only means for money. As the chuckling men walk out with smug looks on their faces, I rush in to usher my father out with some of our belongings.
We feared this day would come; when it would come we didn’...
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... slowed from a skip to a halt. There was a crowd around Alma and his father, Alma. Slipping my way through the crowd, I somehow made it to the front. The sons of Mosiah, Alma’s friends, were rehearsing what had happened. As I was listening to the story being rehearsed, making sure it was accurate, I could see Alma, the elder, begin to rejoice. I, agreeing with him, found it shocking that a father would rejoice to such a thing, but, then again, it is Alma the younger we are talking about. Who wouldn’t rejoice at hearing him be condemned finally by an angel of The Lord?
Alma, the elder, began to make a multitude gather together to see what God had done to his son. Next he surprisingly he:
He caused that the priests should assemble themselves together; and they began to fast, and to pray to the Lord their God that he would open the mouth of Alma, that he might speak,
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