"we saw a cavern yawning above the water, screened with laurel, and many rams and goats about the place"
"In the glare he saw us. Starangers, he said, who are you? And where from? What brings you here by sea ways a fair traffic? Or are you wandering rogues, who cast your lives like dice, and ravage other folk by sea?
"Now came the time to toss for it: who ventured along with me? whose hand could bear to thrust and grind that spike in Cyclops eye"
"I drew it from the coals and my four fellows gave me a hand, lugging it near the Cyclops as more than natural force nerved them; straight forward they sprinted, lifted it, and rammed it deep in his crater eye"
"the rams began to stir, moving for pasture, and peals of bleating echoed round the pens where dams with udders full called for a milking. Blinded, and sick from his head wound, the master stroked each ram, then let it pass, but my men riding on the pectoral fleece the giants blind hands blundering never found"
"he stretched his hands out in his darkness toward the sky of stars, and prayed Poseiden: O hear me, lord, blue girdler of the islands, if I am thine indeed, and thou art father grant that Odysseus, raider of cities, never see his home"