"...wild wheat and barley--grows untended...Cyclopes have no muster and no meeting...(Homer 61, 63). "
"We beached there, and 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. (Homer, 93-96)."
"My men came pressing round me, pleasing: "Why not take these cheeses, get them stowed...and make a run for it? (Homer 125-127, 128)."
"I wished to see the caveman, what he had to offer...(Homer, 130-131)."
"Three bowls I brought him, and he poured them down. (Homer 269).
"Now I chopped out a six foot section of this pole and set it down before my men, who scraped it...(Homer, 230-231)."
Odysseus and his men find a remote island that looks to be unkempt. Odysseus and 12 other men adventure to discover if there is humanity on the island that will help them find their way back home.
"...straight forward they sprinted, lifted it, and rammed it deep into his crater eye...(Homer, 290-292)."
"...he tugged the bloody spike out of his eye, threw it away, and his wild hands went groping...(Homer, 306-307)."
They venture and find the cyclopes's cave where there is cheese. His men plead him to take the cheese and leave, however Odysseus orders them to stay because of the cyclopes might treat them with hospitality.
"...then slung a man under each middle one to ride there safely, shielded left and right. So three sheep could convey each man (Homer, 339-341."
"So breathing hard, we waited until morning (Homer, 346)."
After being trapped inside the cave, Odysseus has a scheme where he intoxicates Polyphemus to make him more vulnerable. He originally plans to kill him until he realizes they will have no way out. So he decides to crave a pike.
"...how you were put to shame and blinded, tell him Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye; Laertes' son, whose home's on Ithaca! (Homer, 417-419)."
"...prayed Poseidon...and thou art father: grant that Odysseus, raider of cities, never see his home...shall never see his roof again...(Homer, 442, 444-446, 448)."
Odysseus blinds Polyphemus by driving the pike into his eye.
Him and his men sneak out of the cave hiding under the sheep when they are let outside in the morning.
Odysseus and his men safely escape and Odysseus reveals who he is to Polyphemus. Out of anger, Polyphemus asks Poseidon to curse their journey back home.