Two Lamanite Attacks at Desolation
Nephite Decline and Downfall
The Lamanite King sends a letter to Mormon, and informs him that they are coming to war.
Mormon gathers all his people together at Desolation; the Nephites fortify their land as much as possible.
The Lamanites arrive, a battle breaks out, and Nephites are victorious—the Lamanites retreat and go back to their own land.
Two years later, the Lamanites attack again, and again are defeated.
The Nephites, proud of their victories, begin to boast in their own strength, and swear to avenge those Nephites who died in the battle.
Nephite Revenge and Mormon’s Resignation