Huff gives an overview of Orson Hyde's service in the Church, missions, and accomplishments. Hyde came into contact with the Church while employed in Newell K. Whitney's store, and was later baptized by Sidney Rigdon. Despite little formal education, Hyde was able to memorize the Bible in three languages. He was given several diplomatic assignments, participated in Zion's Camp, and was called as an Apostle. Despite these experiences and thirteen missions for the Church, he was not consistently loyal to the Prophet Joseph during times of persecution. Twice he testified against the Prophet Joseph and was influential in sending Joseph to prison. Each time he repented and returned to full fellowship in the Church. After Joseph Smith's death, Orson remained faithful and lead the Quorum of the Twelve for twenty-eight years.