As Odysseus ship sails by. The Scylla eats six of his men.
The scylla catches a man much like a fish
Odysseus listens in horror to hear his men in the belly of the Scylla
“Whisking six of my best men from the ship”. (Homer 188)
Odysseus's men call out his name. All odysseus can do is step back and watch
“A man surfcasting on a point of rock for bass or mackerel, whipping his long rod to drop the sinker and the bait far out, will hook a fish and rip it from the surface to dangle wriggling through the air”.(Homer 192-197)
The men look on in fear of their potential fate. The Scylla opens it's gaping mouth.
“She ate them as they skreiked there; in her den”(Homer 199)
The remaining men weap. As for the loss of their former comrades.
“ Voices came down to me in angwish, calling my name for the last time”.(Homer 191-192)
“Our eyes were fixed upon that yawing mouth in fear of being devoured”(Homer 317-319)
"But when they had put from them the desire of food and drink, then they fell to weeping, as they remembered their dear comrades whom Scylla had snatched from out the hollow ship and devoured"(Homer 305-306)