Titel: Nieuwe leerwijze der Engelsche taal
Deel: Tweede cursus
Auteur: Gerdes, E.
Uitgave: Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1856
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ler than those who attended him; one of whom held up
his train, and was about four inches high. He cried out
three times: Langro Dehul San, on which they cut the
strings that bound the left side of his head. The little
monarch made an oration, not one word of which Mr.
Gulliver could understand ; he observed , however , many
signs of threatenings, and others of promises, pity, and
kindness; and he answered by motions of submission and
friendship. Being almost famished with hunger, he put
his finger frequently to his mouth, to signify to them that
he wanted foot. The Hurgo, for so they called a great
lord, understood him very well; he descended from the
stage, and ordered several ladders to be placed against
Mr. Gulliver's sides, by which above a hundred of the
people mounted, and walked towards his mouth, laden
with baskets of meat; there were shoulders, legs , and
loins, shaped like those of mutton, but smaller than the
wings of a lark. He ate two or three of them at a mouth-
ful , and took three of the loaves , which were as big as a
musket bullet, at a time. The inhabitants were astonished
at his balk and appetite: and, on his making a sign for
drink, they flung up one of their largest hogsheads, rol-
led it towards his hand, and beat out the top. He drank
it off at a draught, for it did not hold half a pint, and
tasted like Burgundy. They afterwards brought a second
hogshead, which he also despatched; and, calling, for
more, found they had no more to give him. When he
had done these wonders, they shouted for joy; and after
warning the people on the ground, the lords desired he
would throw the empty barrels as far as he could; and
when they saw the vessels in the air, there was a uni-
versal shout of Hekinah Degul.
Mr. Gulliver could not help wondering at the intrepi-
dity of these diminutive mortals , who ventured to mount