King Alcinous, let this be known that our friendship will bind us together, and we will be allies with your land
Now I shall tell you the adventures I have been on that have led me up to here
It was from here that I was detained by the Nymph, Calpyso, and I left after that
Odysseus, why must you leave this cave? I have entertained you for so long and this cave is beautiful
I have too. My heart will never give consent to stay here, because I must get back to my family and I will always have the longing to be back home.
After that I soon made it to the city of Cicones, the Cicones are our enemies so we raided,robbed, and killed the Cicones
However, we couldn't keep destroying the Cicones, as they were getting stronger and killed 72 of my men. After all of that I drove my men out to sea and we continued our journey, making it to the coastline of the lotus eaters.
Unfortunately my men ate the lotus's and they started cared for a life with only pleasure and no practical concerns and wanted to stay there forever.
CAN YOU GUYS GET UP AND COME WITH ME BACK HOME?
Due to all of that I tied down some of my men to my ship and called the rest trying to remind them that they had to get back home, and soon the rest came.