A Voyage to Brobdingnag-Part 2, Chapters1&2

Gulliver is home for only two months when he and the crew of the Adventure. The journey begins very smoothly for several months until a storm begins to brew, pushing the Adventure several miles off track. When they finally sight land, the captain sends a crew, including Gulliver, to explore. While the crew looks for drinking water, Gulliver explores another part of the island. Gulliver’s curiosity had the better of him and leaving the other sailors, he ventured into the interior of the island. The men are set upon by "a huge creature" that chases them into the ocean and back to their ship. Gulliver, who was investigating the shore of the new country, is left behind. Eventually, Gulliver is discovered by several of these huge creatures that are, in reality, very large (giant-like) human beings. From the giant’s perspective, Gulliver is simply a tiny animal and his riches are worthless. These giants prove to be friendly and curious, and eventually one of the giants, a farmer, takes Gulliver to his farmhouse where the farmer's friendly family receives him. Of all the family, the farmer's daughter is the most fascinated by Gulliver. He seems like a walking, talking doll to her. She enjoys caring for him and even gives him a new name: Grildrig. She takes such good care of Gulliver that he calls her his glumdalclitch (nurse). News of Gulliver's living at the farmer's house spreads quickly, and several visitors come to see him. At the urging of one particular gentleman, the farmer decides to take Gulliver to the market place and to put him on display for others to see (for a price). This being successful, the farmer decides to take Gulliver on tour throughout the kingdom, including visiting the kingdom's metropolis, Lorbrulgrud. There Gulliver performs ten times a day for all who wish to see him. By this time, though, Gulliver has presented far too many performances; he is almost dead with fatigue. Gulliver once again includes details about his excrement. For him, this inclusion is proof of moral power, a testament to the honesty and usefulness of his account. The uncensored truthfulness will make his adventures more imaginable to readers, which will thereby make its lessons more applicable to English lives.

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