The queen picked Gulliver up and carried him to the King in another room.
When the king saw Gulliver, he looked at him in surprise. He thought Gulliver
was a toy , the queen asked Gulliver to tell the king about himself. After the
conversation with Gulliver , the king thought that the farmer had tricked the
queen and took the money and looked at Gulliver angrily.
Chapter 5 in points
v The giant baby girl has just dropped Gulliver, but he was not hurt as he didn’t hit the floor and landed in a soft blanket that was held around the baby. All in the room laughed including the baby.
The giant farmer Picked Gulliver up and Gulliver saw his face closely. He
saw that the man’s hair was like branches of a small tree. Then the man’s
wife carefully picked Gulliver and carried him to a bed and put a handkerchief
over his legs.
v Gulliver slept and dreamt of his family so he felt very sad. Gulliver looked around and found that he was alone in the room. The bed was nearly eight meters so Gulliver couldn’t know how to get down to the floor. Gulliver thought about calling the farmer’s wife , but his voice wouldn’t be heard.
Suddenly Gulliver saw two rats the size of two large dogs. When they saw
Gulliver they jumped onto the bed and began to attack Gulliver. One of them
held Gulliver’s sleeves with its teeth. Gulliver tried to defend himself by using
his knife. He managed to hurt one of them and they escaped.
v The farmer’s wife entered the room , she was surprised to see Gulliver sitting on the bed with a knife. Through signs he tried to explain what had happened .She seemed to understand and took Gulliver into the garden to breathe some fresh air.
v That evening, the farmer’s daughter , Glumdalclitch, who
was nine year helped her mother to prepare a tiny bed for
Gulliver. They put the bed on a low shelf inside a cupboard to be safe from any
rats. The young girl loved sewing and made Gulliver clothes and dressed him
like a doll. She made him seven shirts and four pairs of trousers. She also
taught him her language by pointing to things and telling him their names. She
was very kind and called him Grildrig which means “puppet”
v The farmer’s neighbors had heard about Gulliver so one day, an old man who was a friend of the farmers came to see Gulliver. The farmer put Gulliver on the table in the kitchen to talk to the man.
There was a conversation between Gulliver and the man. Gulliver did what the
man asked him , walked up and down and named objects in their languages.
The old man put on his glasses to see better. When Gulliver looked at the man
he thought that his eyes looked like two giants moons and Gulliver laughed.
The old man was angry when Gulliver laughed at him .
v The man suggested that the farmer should make Gulliver work to earn money if he were clever. The man suggest that the farmer could take Gulliver to the market where people could pay money to see Gulliver. The farmer agreed , but Glumdalclitch was very worried about Gulliver. She was worried that people would pick him up and play with him. They might break his arms or drop him. But her father told her to think of the money they could get from him. Finally she decided to go with her father to be Gulliver’s guard.
v The next day , the farmer and Glumdalclitch put Gulliver in a small wooden box and for the half-hour ride to the market in the town nearby. There were three small holes in the box to help Gulliver breathe and look out . As the horse was fast, Gulliver felt as if he were on a ship in a storm.
v When they arrived at an inn next to the market, Gulliver was put on a table in the largest room inside the inn. The farmer allowed thirty people at a time to come into the room to see Gulliver. Gulliver’s job was to welcome people , walk up and down and answer Glumdalclitch’s questions. People in the market heard about the amazing little man inside the inn and more and more people wanted to see Gulliver.
v During this show Gulliver faced some troubles, A school boy threw a nut at Gulliver. It was the size of a large rock and hit his head so the boy was sent out of the room. Gulliver was shown to twelve different groups of people so when he finished , he was exhausted as a result when he came back , he had to rest for three days.
v Unluckily, he couldn’t rest at the house as the farmer’s neighbors came to see Gulliver , the farmer was happy as people paid him money. From here ,the farmer thought of taking Gulliver to all Cities in the land. He packed all things for a long journey and they set off for the capital on 17th August 1703.
v On their way they stopped at eighteen large towns , many small villages and even private houses. Sometimes , Glumdalclitch pretended that she was tired to help Gulliver rest as he was exhausted. She spend time teaching him languages and got him out to have fresh air , Gulliver saw enormous buildings and five or six rivers that were wider than The Nile.
v After ten weeks they arrived in the capital city which was called Lorbrulgrud the farmer found a hotel in the main street not far from the king’s palace. He hired a room in the hotel with a huge table in the middle where Gulliver could perform. Gulliver could understand the people thanks to Glumdalclitch. The farmer continued to earn more and this made Gulliver exhausted. After a few week, Gulliver lost weight , felt ill and tired. The farmer saw that Gulliver looked like a skeleton and was worried that Gulliver would die.
v Gulliver was Lucky because a servant from the palace came and asked the farmer had to go to show Gulliver to The Queen. When Gulliver saw the queen , he bowed down and said he was pleased to meet her. She smiled and asked Gulliver some questions and said that Gulliver seemed intelligent despite his size. She asked him to live in the palace with the king and her family. Gulliver said he would be happy if the farmer agreed .
v The farmer agreed as he thought Gulliver was ill and might die and sold Gulliver for a thousand pieces of gold. Now Gulliver belonged to the queen and asked her to keep Glumdalclitch as a teacher and she agreed. The farmer also agreed to leave his daughter as she would get a good job in the palace . When the farmer was leaving Gulliver did not say a word to him because he thought that he only sold him as he thought he would die.