"The rest of you stand by; I'll make the crossing in my own ship, with my own company, and find out what the mainland natives are-"
"My heart beat high now at the chance of action, and drawing the sharp sword from my hip I went along his flask to stab him where the midriff holds the liver. "
The favor he intended was to eat me last. But when the wine had knocked him out, I put my plan into effect. Heating the end of the pole until it was glowing red, we ran it toward the Cyclops like a battering ram, aiming it for his eye and driving it deep.
"'My name is Nobody,' I told him." ... "Polyphemus came awake with a roar, tore the spike from his eye and began groping for us in his blindness. His screams of frustration and rage brought the neighboring Cyclopes to the mouth of the cave. 'What is it, brother?' they called inside. 'Is someone harming you?' 'It's Nobody!' bellowed Polyphemus."
Tying goats together with ropes of willow, I hid a man under each group of three. When it was time to let them out to pasture, the Cyclops ran his hands over their backs but did not notice the men underneath.
He let the ram go, and we beat it down to the ship as fast as our legs would carry us.