"My crew begged, 'Let us grab some cheese and quickly drive the kids and lambs out of their pens and down to our swift ships, and sail away across the salty water!' That would have been the better choice. But I refused."
I am Odysseus! The one from Ithaca for that matter!
" But he made no reply and showed no mercy. Leaping up high, he reached his hands towards my men, seized two, and knocked them hard against the ground like puppies' "
Please! Have mercy!
"Maybe he thought I was a total fool. But I was strategizing, hatching plans, so that my men and I could all survive."
I have a plan BACON to get my men back!
"Cyclops! If any mortal asks you how your eye was mutilated and made blind, say that Odysseus, the city-sacker, Laertes' son, who lives in Ithaca, destroyed your sight."
"I hoped these words would soften them, but they were silent. Then the father yelled, 'Get out! You nasty creature, leave my island! Now! It is not right for me to help convey a man so deeply hated by the gods. "
" ' I am amazed that you could drink my potion and yet not be bewitched. No other man had drunk it and withstood the magic charm. But you are different. Your mind is not enchanted. You must be Odysseus, the man who can adapt to anything.' "