After using the sheeps as a disguise to leave the cave, they took the sheep to their ship where they would would board onto the ship and make the escape.
Get on the boat, we must flee from this horrid place.
Where have my sheep gone!?!?
row quickly men, quickly!
Odysseus was tempted to taunt the beast for failing to keep him and his men captive and even succeeding in stealing the sheep the Kyklope had kept. He had put his hands in a cup shape and was ready to yell.
He stops himself, knowing full well there would most likely be consequences if he does so. The rest of the crew is all he has left to make it back home to Ithika and he wishes to keep them safe as best he can.
No, I must not put the rest of my men in any more danger than they had already gone through.
Onward to another island that is much safer than this one!