The Wuggards held dominion over a third island, Scamadumclitchclitch, whose people had tried to throw off the yoke. In order to subdue them at least to tears it was decided to deprive them of garlic, the sole article of diet known to them and the Wuggards, and in that country dug out of the ground like coal.
The fleet established a strict blockade of every port in Scamadumclitchclitch, and not a clove of garlic could enter the island. That compelled the Wuggard army of occupation to reopen the mines for its own subsistence. All this was told to me by the great and good and wise Jogogle-Zadester, King of Ug. "But, your Majesty," I said, "what became of the poor Scamadumclitchclitchians?"