Encounter with Lamoni’s Father
Mosiah’s Sons’ Mission to the Lamanites
On their way to Middoni, Lamoni and Ammon randomly cross paths with Lamoni’s father, who asks Lamoni why he hadn’t come to a planned feast, and why he is traveling with a Nephite.
Lamoni tells his father what is going on.
His father is angry, and scolds him for associating with a Nephite.
Lamoni’s father orders Lamoni to kill Ammon, and go home.
Lamoni refuses to kill Ammon, and states his intent of rescuing Ammon’s brothers in Middoni.
Lamoni’s father, furious at the insubordination, draws his sword, ready to strike Lamoni.
Ammon tells Lamoni’s father not to hurt Lamoni, but says that Lamoni is prepared for death anyway, he having been converted to the Lord.
Lamoni’s father confesses Lamoni’s innocence.
Lamoni’s father turns his anger to Ammon, and is about to strike him, when Ammon incapacitates Lamoni’s father by striking his arm.
Lamoni’s father begs for his life to be spared; Ammon agrees to spare it only if they are allowed to go to Middoni to rescue his brothers.
Lamoni’s father agrees, and even throws in a bonus of ownership over up to half his kingdom.
Ammon recaps the terms of his brothers release and Lamoni’s kingship and freedom.
Lamoni’s father is impressed with Ammon, sees that he had no desire to hurt him, and complies with the terms,becomming curious about the things Ammon had taught Lamoni.
Ammon and Lamoni’s Plan
Ammon’s Brothers’ Release from Prison