Cyclopes Island

Cyclopes Island

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  • "Across the bay from the land of the Cyclopes is a lush, deserted island"(pg. 374).
  • My shipmates, a few of our best fighters and I will go check out if the natives are friendly or not!
  • "I wished to see the caveman, what he had to offer no pretty sight, it turned out, for my friends. We lit a fire, burnt an offering, and took some cheese to eat; then sat in silence around the embers waiting"(130-135).
  • NO
  • Let's take his stuff and make a run for it!!!!!!!
  • "He left his rams and he-goats in the yard outside, and swung high overhead a slab of solid rock to close the cave"(141-144).
  • NO QUITTING NOW!!!!!!!
  • The pike of olive , green though it had been, reddened and glowed as if about to catch. 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, ..."(286-292)
  • Let's tie ourselves to the rams and sheep and they can walk us back to the ship unnoticed.
  • "He sent us into the open, then. Close by, I dropped and rolled clear of the ram's belly, going this way and that to untie the men. With many glances back, we rounded up his fat, stiff-legged sheep to take aboard, and drove them down to where the good ship lay"(374-379).
  • "When the young dawn of fingertips of rose touched the world, I roused the men, gave orders to man the ships, cast off the mooring lines; and filing in to sit beside the rowlocks oarsmen in line dipped oars in the gray sea. So we moved out, sad in the vast offing, having our precious lives, but not our friends"(478-484).
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