Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World. by Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and Then a Captain of Several Ships
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1804 edition. Excerpt: ...than live hours. I encompassed it alrppst round b/tsfpre I cpuld find a-convenient plac'e to (and in, which was a small creek, about three times the width of my canoe.I found the island to be all rooky, only a little intermingled with tuffs of grass, and sweetsmelling herbs. I took out my small provisions, and, after having refreshed myself, I securd tho remainder in a cav, whereof there were great numbers. I gathered plenty of eggs upon tberqekis, and gpt, a quantity pf jdry sea-weed and parched grass, which I designed to kindle Jb nex day, and roast my eggs a, s well a.s J cpuld: for I bad about me my fli, nt, steel, match, and burningglass. I lay all night in the cave where I had lodged my provisions. My bed w/is.the game dry grass apd flea-weed which I intended.for fuel. I.slept very little, for.the disquiets of my m, Lnd.prevailed over my weariness, and kept me awake. tJ considered how impossible it was to preserve my life 8, ' J A t 6 Y A G ET'" in so desolate a place, and how miserable my end must be; jet found myself so listless and desponding, that I had not the heart to rise; and before I could get spirits enough to creep out of my cave, the day was far advanced. I walked awhile among the rocks; the sky was perfectly clear, and the sun so hot that I was forced to turn my faee from it: when all on a sudden it became obscure, as I thought, in a manner very different from what happens by the interposition of a cloud. I turned back, and perceived a vast opake body between, me and the sun, moving forwards towards the island: it seemed to be about two miles high, and hid the sun six or seven minutes; but I did not observe the air to be much colder, or the sky more darkened than if I had stood under the shade of a mountain. As it...
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