The Abridger is the story of Mormon. Of all the heroes in the Book of Mormon, none had more influence on the book itself than did Mormon, for whom the book was named. It was Mormon's calling to abridge hundreds of plates--the total records of the nephite people--into the Book of Mormon. He was a powerful man, both in body and spirit. Chosen to lead the Nephite armies while still but a youth, he fulfilled that responsibility for sixty years. Then as an old man, he completed his most important role: that of scribe and abridger of the records.