After a fierce storm had wrecked his ship Adventure, Gulliver was washed ashore on an island called Lilliput. He awoke to a strange feeling all over his body. He found he couldn’t move. He looked down and saw hundreds of tiny beings, less than six inches tall, swarming all over his body. The tiny Lilliputians had tied him to the ground so that he could not harm them. “I won’t harm you,” said Gulliver but the Lilliputians would not set him free. Gulliver promised to help them fight a neighbouring country called Blefuscu. Gulliver captured the enemy’s navy with ease and helped the Lilliputians win the war. He became their hero and they made him part of the king’s court. But because he longed to see his family, the Lilliputians agreed to let him go at last.