"Gulliver puts out the great conflagration in Lilliput; though by doing so, it is true, he attracts the displeasure of the smallest of queens"
'Gulliver quenching the Fire', Luis Quintanilla, (1947)
Permission Granted by Copyright Owner for Use on Book Drum'Gulliver quenching the Fire', Luis Quintanilla, (1947) - Credit: Descendants of Luis Quintinilla

   A reference to the episode in Part I, Chapter Five of Jonathan Swift's satire Gulliver's Travels (See note to page 27) in which, while visiting the miniature land of Lilliput, the traveller single-handedly saves its Imperial palace from a blaze by extinguishing it with urine.  In some later editions the book's more risqué passages were censored, and the exact means Gulliver uses to fight the fire were left to the reader's imagination.

 

Online edition of Jonathan Swift’s ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ (1726)

 

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