The emperor of Lilliput,attended by several of the nobility,comes to see the author in his confinement.The emperor’s person and habit described.Learned men appointed to teach the author their language.He gains favour by his mild disposition.His pockets are searched,and his sword and pistols taken from him.
The author diverts the emperor,and his nobility of both sexes,in a very uncommon manner.The diversions of the court of Lilliput described.The author has his liberty granted him upon certain conditions.
Mildendo,the metropolis of Lilliput,described,together with the emperor’s palace.A conversation between the author and a principal secretary,concerning the affairs of that empire.The author’s offers to serve the emperor in his wars.
The author,by an extraordinary stratagem,prevents an invasion.A high title of honour is conferred upon him.Ambassadors arrive from the emperor of Blefuscu,and sue for peace.The empress’s apartment on fire by an accident; the author instrumental in saving the rest of the palace.
Of the inhabitants of Lilliput; their learning,laws,and customs; the manner of educating their children.The author’s way of living in that country.His vindication of a great lady.
The author,being informed of a design to accuse him of high-treason,makes his escape to Blefuscu.His reception there.
The author,by a lucky accident,finds means to leave Blefuscu; and,after some difficulties,returns safe to his native country.