After learning that Skyresh Bolgolam (the admiral), Flimnap (the treasurer), Limtoc (the general), Lalcon (the chamberlain), and Balmuff (the chief justice of Lilliput) have issued articles of impeachment for treason against him, Gulliver escapes from Lilliput by crossing the channel to Blefuscu.
Shortly before Gulliver plans to visit Blefuscu, a friend comes to visit Gulliver and informs him of the Articles written against him by which his enemies plan to impeach him. Among these are his having put out the fire in the rooms of the Empress with his urine (it is treasonous to urinate in the palace). When the Emperor wanted Gulliver to destroy the boats of Blefuscu, take its lands, and execute Lilliputian Big-Endian exiles and anyone who would not convert to Little-Endianism, Gulliver refused, so this action is also considered treasonous. Gulliver learns, too, that the Lilliputians plan to starve him in order to be rid of him, but he does not learn of their additional plan to blind him. Also, Gulliver discovers some things about Lilliput that are wrong.
When Gulliver crosses the channel, he does not inform the emperor of Blefuscu that he has fallen out of favor in Lilliput and that many are against him.