Odysseus sails to an island and sends out 3 men to investigate, they find that the men residing on this island are harmless but when Odysseus finds his men they do not want to leave. This is because of the lotus flowers that they consume, they make them forgetful and not want to go home. Odysseus ties them up to the boat and leaves without consuming the lotus
"Go out and find what men linger on these lands. If you do not come back, I will come for you."
"We are not harmful, we also don't want to leave. Do you want some lotus?"
Because of the lotus, the men were very forgetful, and forgot of the need to go home. They only wanted more lotus
"We need to leave this island!"
"We do not want to leave!!!"
They left the island on their boat, sailing see once more.