For over thirty-nine years Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball were as close and dedicated to a common cause as any two men could be. This friendship was so enduring and intense that it may be unique. One is drawn to the classics or the Old Testament for such parallels as Damon and Pythias, Castor and Pollux, or David and Jonathan. But even these friendships are not comparable for they were of much shorter duration. World history offers few, if any, good analogues. Certainly the friendship of Brigham and Heber was unique in Mormondom.