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1  Ambassadors arrive from the emperor of Blefuscu, and sue for peace.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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2  The author, being informed of a design to accuse him of high-treason, makes his escape to Blefuscu.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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3  The emperor of Blefuscu, having taken three days to consult, returned an answer consisting of many civilities and excuses.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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4  The author, by a lucky accident, finds means to leave Blefuscu; and, after some difficulties, returns safe to his native country.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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5  I did very much wonder, in all this time, not to have heard of any express relating to me from our emperor to the court of Blefuscu.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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6  The empire of Blefuscu is an island situated to the north-east of Lilliput, from which it is parted only by a channel of eight hundred yards wide.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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7  His original reasons I know not; but his hatred is increased since your great success against Blefuscu, by which his glory as admiral is much obscured.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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8  These civil commotions were constantly fomented by the monarchs of Blefuscu; and when they were quelled, the exiles always fled for refuge to that empire.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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9  Now, in the midst of these intestine disquiets, we are threatened with an invasion from the island of Blefuscu, which is the other great empire of the universe, almost as large and powerful as this of his majesty.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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10  I discovered nothing all that day; but upon the next, about three in the afternoon, when I had by my computation made twenty-four leagues from Blefuscu, I descried a sail steering to the south-east; my course was due east.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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11  About three weeks after this exploit, there arrived a solemn embassy from Blefuscu, with humble offers of a peace, which was soon concluded, upon conditions very advantageous to our emperor, wherewith I shall not trouble the reader.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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12  I shall not trouble the reader with the difficulties I was under, by the help of certain paddles, which cost me ten days making, to get my boat to the royal port of Blefuscu, where a mighty concourse of people appeared upon my arrival, full of wonder at the sight of so prodigious a vessel.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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13  But I was afterward given privately to understand, that his imperial majesty, never imagining I had the least notice of his designs, believed I was only gone to Blefuscu in performance of my promise, according to the license he had given me, which was well known at our court, and would return in a few days, when the ceremony was ended.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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14  And so unmeasureable is the ambition of princes, that he seemed to think of nothing less than reducing the whole empire of Blefuscu into a province, and governing it, by a viceroy; of destroying the Big-endian exiles, and compelling that people to break the smaller end of their eggs, by which he would remain the sole monarch of the whole world.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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