Gulliver's Travels: Part 1, Chapter 2 - Summary

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      In this chapter, Gulliver has described the natural beauty of Lilliput, the kingdom where he has landed, and the personality of its emperor. The kingdom was as beautiful as a painted scenery with its green luscious gardens and flower beds. The tallest trees were seven feet high. Thousands of villagers thronged to have a glimpse of him. The council of ministers was worried that the large amount of food and drink Gulliver consumed every day might cause a famine in the country. They suggested poisoning him and cutting his body into many pieces to prevent the hazards that could be caused by his corpse. The emperor was generous and brave. He was taller than the rest of his men. When he learned about the kindness and forgiveness of Gulliver towards the unruly crowd of miscreants, he was deeply touched and ordered to take care of Gulliver’s food and other basic requirements. About six hundred servants were sent to serve Gulliver and the burden of feeding him was passed on to all the villages which was willingly accepted. Meanwhile, Gulliver was asked to surrender his sword and other such items for security purpose. His pockets and clothes were thoroughly searched and his silver watch and many other items of daily use were taken away: However, Gulliver could manage to keep his spectacles and some other personal items which were hidden in his private pocket.

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