When that was said, he boarded first, and then he told his comrades to board and loose the hawsers at the stern.
"My faithful comrades, wait for me, I'll take my ship and crew to see who these may be, are they unfeeling people, wild, unjust, or do they welcome strangers, does their thought include fear of the gods?" (page 174)
His voice was thunder, and his form a monster's. They shuddered. Yet Odysseus found the words to answer.
"Who are you, strangers? And what was the land you left when you sailed out on water paths? Are you just traders? Or a prowling crew that preys at random, pirates on the loose. who risk their lives, but plunder others' goods?" (page 177)
That said, his ruthless heart replied at once.
"We are Achaeans homeward bound from Troy. Across the sea's great gulf we have been thrust off course. Winds battered us. We hope you'll welcome us, we hope to get some gift. May you, o mighty one, revere the gods, we're at your mercy now. The god of the guests is Zeus." (page 177)
"You are a fool, or just a foreigner from very far, if you would have me fear the gods or warn me to beware. The Cyclops do not pay heed to aegis-bearing Zeus or other blessed gods, weaker than us. Be sure, I'd never spare your friends or you in order to avoid the wrath of Zeus. Where is your ship? Is it near? I should like it to be made clear. And do tell me straightway what your name is." (page 177 and 180)
He stretched his hands and snatched two of Odysseus's men at once and smashed them to the ground. And then the Cyclops reeled, his hulk collapsed, he fell upon his back, he fell asleep.
They took a fire-hardened stake out of the fire and drove it into his eye, and whirled it around, and it hissed like the metal when a smith plunges a hot ax into cold water, and around the glowing wood, blood flowed. His howl was terrifying.
"Cyclops, you ask me for my noted name, I'll tell it to you if in recompense you keep your promise and I get that present. My name is No-one, No-one, so I'm called by both my mother and my father, and all my comrades." (page 180)
Polyphemus's friends asked him what happend to him, and foolishly he answered "No-one", the name Odysseus told him.
"My friends, no force can damage me, No-one, No-one is using treachery." (page 182)