Ammon and the King’s Flocks
Mosiah’s Sons’ Mission to the Lamanites
Three days later, Ammon is charged with tending Lamoni’s flocks at a watering spot called Sebus.
On the way to the watering spot, Ammon runs into some other Lamanites who had been watering their flocks; they maliciously scatter Lamoni’s flocks.
Scattering flocks was a common practice among competing Lamanite groups; it was means of obtaining the resources of the others.
Ammon’s co–servants begin crying over the scattered flocks.
Prior to this, other servants had been sentenced to death for allowing flocks to be scattered.
Ammon, seeing an opportunity to gain trust and respect, gets very excited.
Ammon encourages the other servants to join him in rounding up the flocks.
Ammon and the servants gather all the flocks.
The hostiles who scattered the flock initially return; Ammon tells the servants to encircle the flocks as he goes to confront them.
Ammon steps up to the hostile band of Lamanites.
The hostile Lamanites, unaware of Ammon’s divine commission, are not afraid.
Ammon begins attacking, and strikes a few of the hostiles with his sling; the survivors charge at him in retaliation.
As the gang members approach Ammon to hit him, he slices off their arms; the hostiles run away in fear after seeing this.
Six hostiles are knocked out with the sling, their leader is killed with a sword, and many dismembered arms remain.
With the conflict over, Ammon brings the king’s flocks back to the pastures, carrying the severed arms of the attackers.
Ammon’s Arrival in Ishmael
King Lamoni’s Reaction