Gulliver's Travels - Part One, Chapters 3-4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3

Gulliver comes to be well liked by the town’s people and the Emperor due to his gentle nature. The Emperor puts on a show for Gulliver which involves several games and shows. One show is actually how the Lilliputians elect people into office. Whoever jumps the highest on a taut rope will be the winner and placed on the Emperor’s board. Gulliver tries to make up a game but a horse gets hurt and he decides against it again.

The Emperor gets news of a large black thing that has washed ashore and it turns out to be Gulliver’s hat. He is happy to get it back. The Emperor orders Gulliver to stand with his legs apart and let the army in formation walk underneath him. Gulliver’s pants are so tattered that he is exposed and everyone starts to snicker...

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