Gulliver's Travels

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Gulliver learns that anyone who wants to come before the king must crawl on hands and knees and lick the floor. The king, it turns out, uses this tradition to his advantage when he wants to get rid of someone-simply by poisoning the floor.The King of Luggnaggian is pompous and demanding that others grovel at his feat. Gulliver must memorize, for example, a ridiculous salutation to be allowed to speak to the King, "May your celestial majesty outlive the sun, eleven moons and a half."