Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Nations Of The World
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A VOYAGE TO LAPUTA, Etc. 159
By this oblique motion the island is conveyed to different parts of the monarch's dominions. To explain the manner of its progress, let A B represent a line drawn across the dominions of Balnibarbi, let the line c d represent the load­stone, of which let d be the repelling end, and c the attract­ing end, the island being over C ; let the stone be placed in the position c d, with its repelling end downwards; then the island will be driven up obliquely towards D. When it has arrived at D, let the stone be turned upon its axle till its attracting end points towards E, and then the island will be carried obliquely towards E ; where, if the stone be again turned upon its axle, till it stands in the position E F, with its repelling point downward, the island will rise obliquely towards F, where, by directing the attracting end towards G, the island may be carried to G, and from G to H, by turning the stone, so as to make its repelling extremity point directly downward. And thus, by changing the situation of the stone as often as there is occasion, the
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