“Upon Their Sick–beds”

Brant Gardner

At this point in the narrative we finally learn of Lehi and Sariah's reaction to the situation. Lehi was almost certainly no physical match for his sons, and they had ceased to listen to him. They were brought down to their sickbeds, no doubt by a combination of heart felt grief and a very real sea sickness from the storm (there is no internal evidence for this, only supposition).

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