Gulliver's Travels - Part 2, Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 4 Summary

Gulliver describes the country as being a peninsula with a large mountain at the end touching land. The people fish mostly in the rivers, because the sea only has normal size fish but occasionally, a whale is caught from there. The main city is 54 miles long and holds 600,000 people. Gulliver tells of a time when he saw some deformed beggars with big lice. The box in which he traveled is described and he mentions that many nobles wanted to see him, though he believes it was because he was so close to the king. Gulliver also describes the temple, though if it were proportionate to those in Europe it would not be nearly as big, but Gulliver makes sure to add that it makes up for it in beauty.

Gulliver gushes about the king's kitchens and even admits that he has gained a few pounds...

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