Odysseus and crew are heading home after the Trojan War and end up in the Land of the Cyclopes. Out of curiosity Odysseus wants to see what these creatures are like, he and his best men enter, when the Cyclops enters he eats two of his men. Odysseus gives hive much wine that is twenty times stronger than normal wind, knocking the cyclops out, while he is out they stab out his eye and escape by hiding under the sheep.
"As we rowed on towards the mainland, at the end of the bay we saw a cavern with yawing above the water, screened with laurel, and many rams and goats about the place."
"We beached there, and I told my crew to stand by and keep watch of the ship; as for myself I took my twelve best fighters and went on."
"We lit a fire, burnt an offering, and took some cheese to eat, then sat in silence around the ember, waiting."
"But in one stride he clutched my companions and caught two in his hands like squirming puppies to beat their brains out, splattering the floor. Then he dismembered them and made them his meal."
"So with our brand we bored that great eye socket while blood ran out around the red hot bar."
"Blinded, and sick from each pain from his head wound, the master stroked each ram, then let it pass."
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