¡X A Voyage to Lilliput
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fiction and fantasy
||Getting along with others
Cultures of the world
Nature and environment
Gulliver's ship is lost in a storm, and
he has to swim to save his life. After many hours, he
reaches land. He lies down on the shore, and falls asleep.
When he wakes up, he can't get up. He is tied to the
ground. His hair is tied down too, so he can't move
his head. He feels something walking along his body.
There, standing on his chest, is a man. He is no more
than six inches tall!
This is how Gulliver begins his life in Lilliput ¡X
a country where everything is one tenth of its normal
size. To the people who live there, Gulliver looks like
a dangerous giant, but the Emperor bravely decides to
speak to him.
Jonathan Swift lived in Ireland and
England about three hundred years ago. He became famous
for his political writing. Gulliver's Travels
began as an entertaining political story, but it became
very popular as a tale for young people.
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