We shall set out on the Antelope towards the South-Sea on May 4, 1699.
Oh no... I will let the wind and tide take me as far as I can swim!
Captain William Prichard, master of the Antelope, asked Gulliver to accompany him on his next voyage as a surgeon. After three years away from the sea, Gulliver decided to accept his offer.
I'm hungry. Please feed me.
During their voyage, the Antelope was split by a rock due to strong winds. Many crew members were ejected into the water or killed. Gulliver decided to swim, in hopes that he would find land.
Gulliver luckily found land, arriving in Lilliput. Overwhelmed by exhaustion, he slept for nine hours. He slept so heavy and sound that he would not even realize what was happening around him.
Nine hours later...
As he attempted to rise, he realized he was tied down to the ground and could not move. He quickly perceived that he was surrounded by human creatures that were all under six incches tall. These tiny humans feared Gulliver, so they attempted to shoot hi, with arrows.
After much discussion and realization that Gulliver would not hurt them, the Emperor decided to release him. He was fed, given a drink, and untied. He then promised to be bounded by Lilliput's laws of hospitality.