Gulliver's travels

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I also find here how deceitful and ignorant those who pretend to write anecdotal histories are.

I also find here how deceitful and ignorant those who pretend to write anecdotal histories are. Many a king has been sent to his grave by them with a cup of poison; the conversation of kings and prime ministers in their absence has been recorded by them; the thoughts and chambers of envoys and ministers of state have been opened by them; unfortunately, they have never succeeded. Here I also discovered the secret reasons behind many world-shaking events: how a prostitute held the stairs of the back door, how the stairs of the back door held the Privy Council, and how the Privy Council held the House of Lords. A general admitted in my presence that he had won a battle purely because of his cowardice and poor command; an Admiral said that because he had no correct information, he had intended to lead a fleet to the enemy, but somehow defeated the enemy. The three kings made it clear to me that they had never promoted a man of merit in their reigns, unless it was a mistake or the trick of some trusted minister, and that they would not do so even if they were born again. They have put forward sufficient reasons to prove that it is impossible to keep the office without corruption, because the positive, confident and strong character instilled by morality will be a permanent obstacle to the handling of public affairs. Out of curiosity, I asked them in particular what means were used by so many people to acquire high dignitaries and huge industries? My questions are limited to modern times and do not touch on contemporary times, because I have to make sure that even foreigners can not be offended. Of course, nothing I have said here is directed at my motherland, which I don't think I need to explain to the readers. A large number of the characters concerned were summoned, and when I looked at them for a moment, I found that the scene was such a mess that I could not help feeling serious whenever I thought of it. Perjury,silk ficus tree, bullying, subornation, fraud, pimping and other errors are the most forgivable means they mentioned, because they are all reasonable, and I forgive them magnanimously. However, some people admit that their greatness and wealth are due to their sodomy and incest,decorative palm trees, others force their wives and daughters into prostitution, some betray the motherland or the king, some poison others, and some abuse the law in order to eliminate the innocent. I hope you will forgive me for doing so, when I have seen all these phenomena which tend to diminish my respect for the grandeur of men of high rank, who are supposed to be respected by those of us who are humble. I often read about the great achievements of loyalty to the monarch and patriotism, so I want to meet some of the people who have made great achievements. As soon as I inquired, I learned that their names were not recorded, and that the few histories that existed described them as the most despicable villains and traitors. Others I didn't hear at all. They all looked depressed and poor, and most of them told me that they died of poverty, and that the rest went to the guillotine or the gallows. Among these people, outdoor ficus tree ,Faux cherry blossom tree, there is one whose experience seems a little unusual. Beside him stood a young man of about eighteen. He told me that he had been captain of a battleship for many years, and that in the naval battle of Acedium, he had been fortunate enough to break through the strong lines of the enemy, sink three capital ships, capture another one, and cause Antony's men to be routed and to flee. They had won a great victory, and the young man standing beside him was his only son, who had also been killed in the battle. He went on to say that as soon as the war was over, he went to Rome and asked the court of Augustus to promote him to another larger warship, the captain of which had died. However, the court ignored his request and gave the post of captain to a young man who had never seen the sea. He was the son of Li Baiding, a servant of one of the emperor's mistresses. Returning to his original ship, he was charged with dereliction of duty, and the ship was handed over to a close attendant of Vice Admiral Pablikola. From then on, he retired to a poor village far away from Rome, where he ended his life. I was so eager to know the truth of this story that I asked the officer to summon Agrippa, who had served as an Admiral in the battle. Here comes Agrippa. He proves that there is nothing false in what the captain said. He had many other good things to say about the captain, who, owing to his natural modesty, had said little or nothing of the greater part of his credit. I wonder how in this empire, where extravagance has only recently entered the scene, corruption can suddenly develop so strongly and so rapidly; so I am not surprised that in other countries, where all kinds of evil are already rampant, there are similar situations. In those countries, both the glorification and the plunder of wealth are monopolized by the commander-in-chief alone, and in fact he is probably the least deserving of both. Everyone who is summoned appears exactly as he did when he was alive. It is very sad to see that we human beings have degenerated so much in the past 100 years. Various forms of syphilis have completely changed the face of the English people, making them short, nervous, flabby, sallow, and fetid. I was so humble that I offered to summon some ancient English peasants to meet me. These people had simple customs, simple food and clothing, fair business transactions, a true spirit of freedom, courage, patriotism, these virtues in the past were very famous. I compare the living with the dead, which is not without emotion. All these virtues of the simple nature of the ancestors have been sold by their descendants for a few yuan,faux grass wall, and their descendants have sold their votes, rigged elections, and committed every sin and corruption that can only be learned at court. Chapter 9 The author returned to Maldonada-sailed to the kingdom of Ragnag-the author was captured-taken to the court-he was interviewed-the king was very lenient to his subjects.