The Question and Answer section for Gulliver’s Travels is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
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At length, struggling to get loose, I had the fortune to break the strings, and wrench out the pegs that fastened my left arm to the ground; for, by lifting it up to my face, I discovered the methods they had taken to bind me, and...
Lord Munodi's estates are beautiful while Balnibarbi is in ruins. Scientists from Balnibarbi went to Laputa and rejected old ways of farming and land management. These reforms actually destroyed the land.
Which people are you referring to by "those in the country"?