Odysseus and his men arrived at Polyphemos's cave.
'"But tell me, so I may know: where did you put your well-made ship when you came? Nearby or far off?"
"Nobody, Nobody has hurt me!"
. ‘“Hear me, Poseidon who circle the earth, dark-haired. If truly I am your son, and you acknowledge yourself as my father, grant that Odysseus, sacker of cities, son of Laertes, who makes his home in Ithaka, may never reach that home; but if it is decided that he shall see his own people, and come home to his strong-founded house and to his own country, let him come late, in bad case, with the loss of all his companions, in someone else’s ship, and find troubles in his household.!"