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The story of Odysseus.

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  • Odysseus and his men arrived at a island where there was a Cyclops. Odysseus wanted to see if the Cyclops was friendly or not so he decided to go and see the next morning.
  • There a giant spent the night, one that grazed his herds far off, alone, and keeping clear of others, lived in lawless solitude.
  • The next day Odysseus took 12 of his best men, a bag of food, and goatskin with good wine in it because his instincts told him that he might need it, and went on. When they got there, they noticed that he wasn't there and decided to stay and wait for him to come back.
  • When the Cyclops got back, he asked them who they were, Odysseus said they are travelers who are trying to get home and asked the Cyclops to respect the gods. The Cyclops said he was better then the gods and started eating two men. Later, Odysseus plotted his plan to escape but the problem was the big boulder that was blocking the exit.
  • Two he seized and dashed to the ground like whelps, and brains ran out and stained the earth.
  • The next morning the Cyclops ate two more men and went to shepherd while Odysseus made a sharp weapon to stab the Cyclops with. When the Cyclops got back he ate to more men, Odysseus offered some wine to go with his dinner and the Cyclops liked it.
  • Here, Cyclops, have some wine to follow your meal of human flesh...
  • The Cyclops asked Odysseus what his name was, but Odysseus didn't tell him his real, instead he said his name was Nobody. When the Cyclops fell asleep Odysseus and his men attacked the Cyclops's eye. When his neighbors asked him what was wrong, the Cyclops said Nobody was hurting him.
  • The other Cyclopes went away and the Cyclops lifted the big boulder out of the exit letting all the sheep out while Odysseus and his men hid in them. Finally Odysseus and his men were free and they took the sheep with them and escaped out to sea.
  • It seems he was not such a weakling, then, Cyclops, that man whose friends you meant to tear apart and eat in your echoing cave.
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