"I told the crew to stand by and keep watch over the ship; as for myself I took my twelve best fighters and went ahead
''My men were thrown in the water, and bobbing like sea crows they were washed away on the running waves all around the black ship, and the god took away their homecoming''
odysseus and his men sail away, but the cyclops complains to his father, poseidon
“We are Achaians coming from Troy, beaten off our true course by winds from every direction across the great gulf of the open sea, making for home, by the wrong way, on the wrong courses. So we have come. So it has pleased Zeus to arrange it.”
“I cheered my men along with battle talk to keep their courage up”