BoM005 1 Nephi 3-4: Nephi ben Lehi and the Plates of Brass - Milestones

I offer two versions. The first is based on 1 Nephi 3-4 as copied and pasted directly from http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne?lang=eng to an MS Word document. The second is the same excerpt "deversed" (verse numbers retained, but paragraph breaks between verses removed). The only differences are Pinch 2 and Plot Turn 2. Once again, narrative structure is evident.

Line Calc lines Milestones Quote Range MaL Range MiL Range MiH Range MaH
End line 1 Hook Lehi tells Nephi that the Lord has commanded Nephi and his brethren to return to Jerusalem to get the brass plates from Laban.     6.90625 12.8125
190 23.75 Inciting Incident Laban accuses Laman of attempted robbery and threatens to kill him. 17.84375 11.9375 29.65625 35.5625
First line 47.5 Plot Turn 1 Nephi, Laman, Lemuel and Sam offer to buy the brass plates. 41.59375 35.6875 53.40625 59.3125
1 71.25 Pinch 1 After being beaten by his Laman and Lemuel and delivered by an angel, Nephi suggests going to Laban again. Laman and Lemuel murmur but comply. 65.34375 59.4375 77.15625 83.0625
Prelines 95 Midpoint Upon being told by the Spirit to kill Laban, Nephi realizes he needs the plates in order to help his children keep the commandments. 89.09375 83.1875 100.9063 106.8125
0 118.75 Pinch 2 Mistaking Nephi for Laban, Zoram (Laban's servant) talks to Nephi about the elders of the Jews. 112.8438 106.9375 124.6563 130.5625
line total 142.5 Plot Turn 2 Nephi and his brother take Zoram and the plates to Lehi in the wilderness. 136.5938 130.6875 148.4063 154.3125
190 166.25 Resolution Lehi reads the plates. They contain important records, beginning with the Creation and Adam and Eve. 160.3438 154.4375 172.1563 178.0625
  190 Conclusion The plates are needed to perserve the commandments of the Lord for later generations. 184.0938 178.1875    
Av Distance              
23.625              
Min Range              
5.90625              
Max Range               
11.8125              
               
End line 1 Hook Lehit tells Nephi that the Lord has commanded Nephi and his brethren to return to Jerusalem to get the brass plates from Laban.     6.90625 12.8125
144 18 Inciting Incident Laban accuses Laman of attempted robbery and threatens to kill him. 12.09375 6.1875 23.90625 29.8125
First line 36 Plot Turn 1 Nephi, Laman, Lemuel and Sam offer to buy the brass plates. 30.09375 24.1875 41.90625 47.8125
1 54 Pinch 1 After being beaten by his Laman and Lemuel and delivered by an angel, Nephi suggests going to Laban again. Laman and Lemuel murmur but comply. 48.09375 42.1875 59.90625 65.8125
Prelines 72 Midpoint Upon being told by the Spirit to kill Laban, Nephi realizes he needs the plates in order to help his children keep the commandments. 66.09375 60.1875 77.90625 83.8125
0 90 Pinch 2 Mistaking Nephi for Laban, Laman, Lemuel and Sam run away from Nephi and Zoram. 84.09375 78.1875 95.90625 101.8125
line total 108 Plot Turn 2 Lehi and Sarah are filled with joy at the return of their sons. 102.0938 96.1875 113.9063 119.8125
144 126 Resolution Lehi reads the plates. They contain important records, beginning with the Creation and Adam and Eve. 120.0938 114.1875 131.9063 137.8125
  144 Conclusion The plates are needed to perserve the commandments of the Lord for later generations. 138.0938 132.1875    
Av Distance              
17.875              
Max Range               
8.9375              
Min Range              
4.46875              

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