The opportunity arises for the author to travel to Luggnagg, and he is sent to meet the King in a peculiar custom of crawling on his belly and licking the floor before the king’s throne. Thank goodness the King is pleased with Gulliver’s visit, and he provides a place for him and his interpreter to stay while in the country.
Gulliver learns that there are certain citizens born by chance with a rare mark that indicates immortality, and instantly he responds: “Happy nation where every child hath at least a chance for being immortal!” Gulliver is asked his opinion of what he would do with immortality, to which he supplies with great joy a host of ideas, such as becoming the wealthiest man, surpassing all others in learning, and becoming the vision of the nation; and then the sad truth is made known about the lives of these immortals: they shall suffer forever in their old age “cut off from all pleasure.”
After Gulliver takes his leave of Luggnagg he journeys to Japan in order that he may find a way England, although he must lie about his origin because the Japanese only do business with the Dutch. He also joins a Dutch sailing ship to Holland, and finally makes it back to his home in England.