Odysseus and the cyclopes part 2
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What ails you, Polyphemus?
Ah well, if nobody has played you foul there in your lonely bed, we are no use
Nohbdy, Nohbdy’s tricked me.
Sweet cousin ram, why lag behind the rest in the night cave?
Oh, had you brain and voice to tell where he may be now, dodging all my fury.
Godsake, Captain! Why bait the beast again? Let him alone!
Poseidon avenge me!
Cyclops, if ever mortal man inquire how you were put to shame and blinded, tell him Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye!
As the creature became more distracted, the soldiers made their move. They took that sharp spear and shoved it into the center of his only eye. As they turned the weapon like a drill, blood oozed out as the monster screamed. Immediately, the cyclops jumped to his feet and opened the huge door. As he called for his fellow cyclopes.
Odysseus had laughed and looked for a way out. Odysseus and his men grabbed the sheep that Polyphemus had herded. They each tied themselves to the undersides of the animals and let them run towards the open door and the cyclops. The giant stroked the sheep as they trotted out of the door.
Odysseus and his men made it farther away from the cyclops and put the sheep on board, but then, Odysseus began to call at the cyclops. Even though his crew begged him not to, he refused to listen to them. The cyclops was so angry with Odysseus after learning his name, he started to throw boulders at them. Eventually, Odysseus and what was left of his crew made it to their ship and sailed away from the cyclops that was chasing them.
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