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Gulliver’s Travels Chapter six
The king’s confusion and the three scholars’ opinions
The King did not know what to think of Gulliver, so he decided to ask for the advice of the best scholars in the land.
One of the scholars said he couldn’t understand how a man could be so small and stay alive in their country.
Another one said Gulliver wasn’t very strong or very fast and his teeth were too small to eat anything without help, unless he ate insects
The king’s decision
After asking the farmer, his daughter and the Queen more questions about Gulliver, the king said that his scholars were wrong and what Gulliver said was true.
He also said the Queen could keep him and Glumdalclitch could stay as his teacher.
The Queen asked the palace carpenter to make Gulliver a comfortable home with a front door and large windows.
The problem of the bees
One day, when Gulliver was eating some cake, three huge bees flew in through his window. He pulled out his sword and attacked them, cutting off their stings.
Information about Brobdingnag
One day, the King told Gulliver about his country.
In the north there are mountains that are forty kilometres high.
None can pass these mountains because many of them are volcanoes. No one in Brobdingnag knows what lies north of them.
The rest of his land has sea all around it, but there isn’t one harbour in all the country. The seas are all so rough that it isn’t safe for boats to go out into them, so they’ve never travelled to other countries. Their rivers are full of fish, so they don’t need to go fishing in the seas.
There are fifty-one cities in his country and a great many towns and villages.
The heavy rain, the dog and the frog
- Suddenly, it began to hail. Each hail stone was the size of a tennis ball and it hurt greatly when they hit him. Gulliver was quickly knocked to the ground. He was lucky to find a tree to hide under, or he would have surely died. He had so many bruises that he could not walk for many days.
- Gulliver’s worst accident happened when a dog arrived, smelt him and took him in its mouth before he could run away to its master, who worked in the gardens. Luckily, the dog dropped him by its master’s feet and he quickly picked him up before the dog could do him any damage.
- One day, a frog jumped into the lake and made a wave that was so big that it nearly turned over his boat.
One day, a monkey got hold of Gulliver and quickly climbed up onto the roof of the palace.
When the servants got ladders to rescue Gulliver, the monkey put him down alone and he was afraid that the wind would blow him off the roof.