Part 1, Chapter 1
• Gulliver, the narrator, opens by saying that his father sent him to school when he was young.
• Gulliver was schooled to be a surgeon and also learned other traits to help him at sea, such as navigation.
• After his education, Gulliver was a ship's doctor for a couple years, before settling down with his wife in London.
• Gulliver's friend and mentor died and his practice failed, forcing him to take a position on a ship again.
• After a couple years, Gulliver tried to restart his practice, but failed and had to go back to sea again.
• The voyage is filled with trouble. The men are ill and overworked.
• Six months into the journey, the ship hits a rock.
• Six of the men escape in a dingy, but the dingy overturns and Gulliver is left alone.
• Gulliver swims to land and falls asleep, exhausted.
• When Gulliver awakens...
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