Titel: Nieuwe leerwijze der Engelsche taal
Deel: Tweede cursus
Auteur: Gerdes, E.
Uitgave: Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1856
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Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: P.B. 580 : 1e dr. (dl. II)
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the grass, which was very short and soft, and slept about
nine hours. He awaked just at daybreak, and upon at-
tempting to rise, he found that he could not stir; for,
as he lay on his back, he found his arms and legs fast-
ened to the ground; and his hair, which was long and
thick, tied in the same manner. In a little time he felt
something alive moving on his left leg, which advanced
almost up to his chin, when bending his eyes downwards,
he perceived it to bo a human creature, not six inches
high, with a bow and arrow in his hand, and a quiver
at his back. He then felt at least forty more following
the first, and being greatly astonished, he roared so loud,
that they all ran back in a fright; and some of them
broke their limbs by leaping from his sides to the ground.
They soon after returned; and one of them who ventured
to get a full sight of his face, with the greatest astonish-
ment cried out: Ilekinah Degul. He did not understand
their language, and by often struggling to get loose, he
at last wrenched out the pegs and strings by which he
was fastened to the ground, and so far released his hair,
that he could turn his head sideways; upon which the
creatures ran off a second time, with a great shout. Soon
after one of them cried out aloud: Tolgo Phonac; when
instantly Mr. Gulliver perceived some hundreds of arrows
discharged upon his hands and face, which pricked him
like so many needles, and gave him so much pain, that
he strove again to get loose; some of them attempted to
stab him in the side with their .spears, but they could
not pierce his buff waist-coat. "When the people observed
that he lay quiet, they discharged no more arrows. He
saw them busy in erecting a stage in a little distance,
about a foot and a half high ; which they had no sooner
finished, than four of them ascended it by a ladder. One
of them, who seemed to be a person of quality, was tal-