The majority of you will stay here and watch my ships while I take twelve of you to greet the cyclopes.
He is a huge creature for I should remain cautious.
Try some of our wine.
We beached there, and 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. (93-96)
A brute so huge, he seemed no man at all of those who eat good wheaten bread; but he seemed rather a shaggy mountain reared in solitude. (89-92)
Cyclops, try some wine. Here's liquor to wash down your scraps of men.Taste it, and see the kind of drink we carried under our planks. (256-258)
Let us hurry before he returns!
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, and I leaned on it turning it as a shipwright turns a drill in planking. (288-294)
Three abreast I tied them silently together, twining cords of willow from the ogre’s bed; then slung a man under each middle one to ride there safely, shielded left and right. So three sheep could convey each man. (337-341)
Alas, we have almost escaped the beast.
They all pitched in at loading, then embarked and struck their oars into the sea. Far out,as far offshore as shouted words would carry. (386-389)