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And it came to pass that the word of the Lord came unto Alma, And Alma informed the messengers of Moroni that the armies of the Lamanites were marching round about in the wilderness, That they might come over into the Land of Manti, That they might commence an attack upon the more weak part of the people;
And behold, his chief captains durst not attack the Nephites at the City of Ammonihah, For Moroni had altered the management of affairs among the Nephites insomuch that the Lamanites were disappointed in their places of retreat, And they could not come upon them,
And now behold, it came to pass that when the Lamanites had found that Lehi commanded the city, They were again disappointed, for they feared Lehi exceedingly; Nevertheless, their chief captains had sworn with an oath to attack the city, Therefore, they brought up their armies.
And also seeing the enormity of their number, Teancum thought it was not expedient that he should attempt to attack them in their forts; But he kept his men round about as if making preparations for war,
And it came to pass that Teancum had received orders to make an attack upon the City of Mulek and retake it if it were possible.
And it came to pass that Teancum made preparations to make an attack upon the City of Mulek and march forth with his army against the Lamanites; But he saw that it was impossible that he could overpower them while they were in their fortifications;
Now Moroni was compelled to cause the Lamanites to labor because it was easy to guard them while at their labor; And he desired all his forces when he should make an attack upon the Lamanites.
And now it came to pass that it was expedient for Moroni to make preparations to attack the City Morionton;
Now we were desirous that the Lamanites should come upon us, For we were not desirous to make an attack upon them in their stronghold.
"And it came to pass that we kept spies out round about to watch the movements of the Lamanites, That they might not pass us by night nor by day to make an attack upon our other cities which were on the northward;
And they were so exceeding more numerous than was our army that we durst not go forth and attack them in their strongholds.
And it came to pass that because of so much contention and so much difficulty in the government, That they had not kept sufficient guards in the Land of Zarahemla; For they had supposed that the Lamanites durst not come into the heart of their lands to attack that great City Zarahemla.
For behold, Moronihah had supposed that the Lamanites durst not come into the center of the land, But that they would attack the cities round about in the borders as they had hitherto done; Therefore, Moronihah had caused that their strong armies should maintain those parts round about by the borders.