During a series of rebellions against the Lilliputian empire the empire of Blefuscu offered refuge to those fleeing Lilliputian persecution. The conflict arose out of dispute as to which end of a boil-egg it was appropriate to break. Blefuscan ambassadors accussed the Lilliputians of making a religious schism in breaking the smaller end of the egg, saying that one of the fundamental doctrines laid down by the prophet Lustrog in the Blundecral was that the egg was to be broken on the convenient end. 
Blefuscan and Lilliputian flaura and fauna are remarkably small, the average adult being no taller than six inches with other organisms similarly proportioned.
References and notes
- ↑ Part 1, Chapter IV, "Blefusca did frequently expostulate by their ambassadors, accusing us of making a schism in religion, by offending against a fundamental doctrine of our great prophet Lustrog, in the fifty-fourth chapter of the Blundecral (which is their Alcoran). This, however, is thought to be a mere strain upon the text; for the words are these: 'that all true believers break their eggs at the convenient end.'"