Daily Writing Prompt (05/14/2017): Gulliver’s Travels (216 Words)

Today’s writing prompt comes from Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. I wrote my completed excerpt with a Waterman Hemisphere ballpoint pen. The prompt is a total of 216 words.

The ladders were now applied, and mounted by several men; which the
monkey observing, and finding himself almost encompassed, not being able
to make speed enough with his three legs, let me drop on a ridge tile,
and made his escape.  Here I sat for some time, five hundred yards from
the ground, expecting every moment to be blown down by the wind, or to
fall by my own giddiness, and come tumbling over and over from the ridge
to the eaves; but an honest lad, one of my nurse’s footmen, climbed up,
and putting me into his breeches pocket, brought me down safe.

I was almost choked with the filthy stuff the monkey had crammed down my
throat: but my dear little nurse picked it out of my mouth with a small
needle, and then I fell a-vomiting, which gave me great relief.  Yet I
was so weak and bruised in the sides with the squeezes given me by this
odious animal, that I was forced to keep my bed a fortnight.  The king,
queen, and all the court, sent every day to inquire after my health; and
her majesty made me several visits during my sickness.  The monkey was
killed, and an order made, that no such animal should be kept about the

Waterman Hemisphere Ballpoint Pen
Gullivers Travels by Jonathan Swift, written with a Waterman Hemisphere Ballpoint Pen
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