"In the wild wood they found an open glade, around a smooth stone house-the hall of Circe-and wolves and mountain lions lay there, mild in her soft spell, fed on her drug of evil."
"In the entranceway they stayed to listen there: inside her quiet house they heard the goddess Circe."
"Goddess she is, or lady. Shall we greet her?' So reassured, they all cried out together, and she came swiftly to the shining doors to call them in."
"On thrones she seated them , and lounging chairs, while she prepared a meal of cheese and barley and amber honey mixed with Pramnian wine, adding her own vile pinch, to make them lose desire or thought of our dear fatherland."
"Down to the ship Eurylochus came running to cry alarm, foul magic doomed his men!"
By: Karlene Chavarria-Diaz & Carisia Raygoza
"But working with dry lips to speak a word he could not, being so shaken; blinding tears welled in his eyes; foreboding filled his heart."