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Gulliver's Travels Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1, Chapter 5 Summary

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Part 1, Chapter 5 Summary

Gulliver has not been seen by any intelligence that will tell Blefuscu, so he stays hidden. Gulliver decides that he is going to seize the enemy's fleet, so he swims over to the enemy ships that are in their harbor waiting for a nice wind to come. When the people see him, they jump out of their boats, and swim back to shore. Gulliver begins fashioning hooks out of the bars that he had been given and then attaches them to all the enemy boats. The enemy shoots arrows at him and out of concern for losing an eye, he puts his glasses on. Then he cuts the anchors away from the ships and pulls them back to Lilliput with him.

The emperor is standing on the shore looking at the fleet coming towards them. The people at first do not see him because he...

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