"As we rowed on, and nearer to the mainland,at one end of the bay, we saw a cavern yawning above the water, screened with laurel, and many rams and goats about the place inside a sheepfold made from slabs of stone earthfast between tall trunks of pine and rugged towering oak trees."
"We lit a fire, burnt an offering, and took some cheese to eat; then sat in silence around the embers, waiting...In the glare, he saw us."
Let's get out of here.
"Neither reply nor pity came from him, but in one stride he clutched at my companions and caught two in his hands like squirming puppies to beat their brains out, spattering the floor."
"I drew it from the coals and my four fellowsgave me a hand, lugging it near the Cyclopsas more than natural force nerved them; straightforward they sprinted, lifted it, and rammed itdeep in his crater eye, and I leaned on it turning it as a shipwright turns a drill in planking, having men below to swing the two-handled strap that spins it in the groove."
"three sheep could convey each man. I took the woolliest ram, the choicest of the flock, and hung myself under his kinky belly, pulled up tight, with fingers twisted deep in sheepskin ringlets for an iron grip."
"Should destiny intend that he shall see his roof again among his family in his father land, far be that day, and dark the years between. Let him lose all companions, and return under strange sail to bitter days at home. In these words he prayed, and the god heard him."