Gulliver's Travels - Part 2, Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 6 Summary

Gulliver tells of what he does in his spare time, once making a comb out of the beard stubble of the king. Then he uses the queen's hair to design seats and purses. Gulliver plays a large spinet for the king and queen once when he devises a way to hit it, much like that of a xylophone now. However, this being a very large instrument, he has to run the length of it back and forth until he is too exhausted to play it.

Gulliver has several conversations with the king and he tells the king during one of these discussions that he hopes the king will take his land seriously. Though England and Europe are smaller, that does not mean that they are insignificant and he may learn something from them. The king considers this and then decides that he will. The king...

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