"I told the crew to stand by and keep watch over the ship; as for myself I took my twelve best fighters and went ahead"
"If I kill him him we perished there as well, for we could never move his ponderous doorway slab aside."
"Now I chopped out a six foot section of this pole and set it down before my men, who scraped it; and when they had it smooth, I hewed again to make a stake with pointed end. I hewed again to make a stake with pointed end."
"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, when mild sleep had mastered him?
"I tied them silently together, twining cords of willow from the ogre's bed; then slung a man under the middle one to ride safely, shielded left to right."
"with many glances back, we rounded up his fat, stiff-legged sheep to take aboard, and drove them down to where the good ships lay"
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