Essay: On Preventing Useful Activity

I attempted to rise, but was not able to stir: for as I happened to lie on my back, I found my arms and legs were strongly fastened on each side to the ground . . . I likewise felt several slender ligatures across my body, from my armpits to my thighs . . . I felt something alive moving on my left leg, which . . . I perceived to be a human creature not six inches high, with a bow and arrow in his hands.

--Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels

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