When Gulliver reaches Brobdingnag, he and the other men see no source of freshwater nor any signs of human life, and he separates from the group, walking a mile or so in the other direction. When he turns back, he sees the men rapidly rowing their small boat back to the ship, and he is just about to call out to them when he sees a "huge Creature" pursuing them by walking through the water. The little boat is able to escape the "Monster," and, realizing he'd been abandoned, Gulliver runs quickly onto the land; there, he sees corn that is "forty Foot" high and a man who is as "Tall as an ordinary Spire-steeple." Each of this man's strides is ten yards long! When he sees a number of these figures advancing through the corn, he attempts to hide, but he quickly begins to fear for his soon-to-be fatherless children and widow (because he believes that his own death is imminent). Certainly, Gulliver is surprised to be abandoned by the ship's crew, and he is even more shocked to see the giants, some six times his size. He is later surprised to realize how disgusting these Brobdingnagians appear, simply because Gulliver is so much smaller and can distinguish every tiny mark on their skin; he realizes that this must be how the Lilliputians saw him too.