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Summary of Gulliver’s Travels Part 2 Chapter 2

Summary of Gulliver’s Travels Part 2 Chapter 2

The farmer’s daughter is described. The narrator is carried to a market-town, and then to the metropolis. The particulars of his journey as given.

Gulliver was ‘turned over’ to the farmer’s daughter, who cared for him in much the same way that she cared for her doll. She was very good-natured, and not above forty feet high, being little for her age. Gulliver’s name for the girl was Glumdalclitch, which in Brobdingnagian meant little nurse. In fact, her name for Gulliver, Grildrig, meant ‘doll’. Glumdalclitch’s doll’s cradle became Gulliver’s permanent bed. Glumdalclitch put the cradle into a small drawer of a cabinet, and placed the drawer upon a hanging shelf for fear of the rats. She became Gulliver’s caretaker and guardian, sewing clothes for him and teaching him the giants’ language.

News of Gulliver living at the farmer’s house spread quickly and several visitors came to see him. One day, a friend of the farmer came to see him. He looked at Gulliver through his glasses, and Gulliver began to laugh at the sight of the man’s eyes through the glass. The man became angry. At his urging, the farmer decided to take Gulliver to the market place and to put him on display for others to see (for a price). He agreed and much against Glumdalclitch’s will, Gulliver was taken to town in a carriage, which he found very uncomfortable.

There, he was placed on a table while Glumdalclitch sat down on a stool beside him, with thirty people at a time walking through as he performed ‘tricks.’ Gulliver was exhausted by the journey to the marketplace, but upon returning to the farmer’s house, he found that he was to be shown there as well. People came from miles around and were charged great sums to view him. Thinking that Gulliver could make him a great fortune, the farmer took him and Glumdalclitch on a tour throughout the kingdom, including visiting the kingdom’s metropolis, Lorbrulgrud.

The three arrived in the largest city, Lorbrulgrud, and the farmer rented a room with a table for displaying Gulliver. By now, Gulliver could understand their language and speak it fairly well. There Gulliver performed ten times a day for all who wished to see him. He showed off his knowledge of the local language, drank from a thimble, flourished his (to them, miniature) sword, vaulted with the aid of a piece of straw. In short, he did all the things that people do, except on a toy scale. Gulliver was a great sensation, and the farmer earned a great deal of money. By this time, though, Gulliver had presented far too many performances; and he was almost dead with fatigue.