A Voyage to Lilliput Chapter 8


                                                                             CHAPTER -8
CHAPTER REVIEW
The Emperor of Blefuscu was a man of strong character. He refused to comply with the demand of the king of Lilliput to send Gulliver back to Lilliput. He was also large hearted. He gave Gulliver many gold coins and a picture of himself at the time of parting. The emperor loved his men. He did not allow Gulliver to take his men to his own country.
Mr. John Biddel : He was the captain of the ship which Gulliver boarded. He was very kind and polite.

Plot-
This chapter concludes Gulliver’s travel. Gulliver came back home on April 13,1702. His wife and children were very happy to see him.

Summary

Gulliver discovers a boat One day in the course of his walks Gulliver found a large boat lying overturned in the sea. It was not a miniature boat of the pigmies but a normal sized boat.  It could carry Gulliver over the sea if he desired so The emperor of Blefuscu readily allowed fit the boat for a voyage.

Message from the emperor of Lilliput
A messenger from the emperor of Lilliput came to the emperor of Blefuscu with an urgent message. The emperor of Blefuscu was asked to send Gulliver back to Lilliput because Gulliver had fled from justice and he was a traitor. The emperor of Blefuscu refused to comply with the demand of the Lilliputian emperor. Under these circumstances Gulliver told the emperor of Blefuscu that he would rather leave for home. He did riot want to be a bone of contention between two monarchs.

Gulliver about to leave Blefuscu- It took Gulliver one month to make all the preparations for his journey home. The emperor and the royal family came out of the palace to bid Gulliver a hearty farewell. The emperor gave many gold coins to Gulliver and his own full length picture. Gulliver lay down and kissed the hands of the members of the royal family.

Gulliver on board an English ship- Before leaving Gulliver stored the boat with oxen, sheep and cows to serve as food during the voyage. He wanted to take some animal and a dozen natives alive to his own country to be shown to his countrymen but the king did not allow him. On 24th September, 1701 Gulliver set sail. When he had covered some distance he saw a ship and signaled to it. Fortunately, it was an English ship. He put the animals he had brought in his pockets and got on board the ship. The captain of the ship Mr. John Biddel  was a kind and polite man. Gulliver also met one of his old acquaintances Peter Williams in the ship Gulliver showed him the cows and the sheep of small size which he had brought with him He was surprised to see them.

Gulliver’s meeting with his family -The English ship touched port on April 13, 1702. Gulliver was extremely delighted to meet his wife, son and daughter. But two months later he made up his mind to go on another voyage. He left enough money for his family. Bidding them farewell he boarded a merchant ship named ‘Adventure’. Captain John Nicholas was its commander. It was bound for Surat.

Very short answer type questions and answers
Q.1. What did Gulliver find in the course of his walks?
Ans.  Gulliver found a large boat lying overturned in the sea.
Q.2. Why did the emperor of Lilliput want Gulliver back In Lilliput ?
Ans. According to the emperor of Lilliput, Gulliver had fled from justice and he was a traitor. So he wanted him back to face the trial.
Q.3. What did the emperor of Blefuscu give Gulliver ?
Ans. The emperor of Blefuscu gave Gulliver many coins and his own full length picture.
Q.4. Why did Gulliver store the boat with oxen, sheep, etc. ?
Ans. Gulliver wanted the sheep, Oxen and cows to sieve as food during the voyage. So he stored the boat with them.
Q.5. What did the emperor of Blefuscu not allow Gulliver to do ?
Ans. The emperor of Blefuscu did not allow Gulliver to take a dozen of the little men to his native country.

Short answer type questions and answers
Q.1. What did the messenger from the emperor of Lilliput convey to the emperor of Blefuscu?
Ans. The messenger from the emperor of Lilliput told the emperor of Blefuscu that Gulliver had fled from justice and he was a traitor. So he should be sent back to Lilliput.
Q.2. Describe the parting of Gulliver from the emperor of Blefuscu.
Ans. When Gulliver was about to leave, the emperor and the royal family came out to bid him a hearty farewell. The emperor gave many gold coins and a picture of himself to Gulliver. Gulliver too kissed the hands of the emperor and the empress before leaving.
Q.3. What did Gulliver store the boat with?
Ans. Before leaving Guiliver stored the boat with oxen, sheep and cows. He wanted them to serve as food during the voyage.
Q.4. How did Gulliver reach home?
Ans. Gulliver had covered some distance when he saw a ship. He signalled to it. It was an English ship. The captain John Biddel was a nice man. He welcomed Gulliver on the ship. Thus Gulliver reached home.
Q.5. Whom did Gulliver meet when he came home?
Ans. The English ship touched the port. Gulliver met his wife, his son and daughter. He was very happy to be united with his family.