"Across the bay from the land of the Cyclopes is a lush, deserted island. Odysseus and his crew land on the island in a dense fog , and spend days feasting on wine and wild goats and observing the mainland," where the Cyclopes live. On the third day, Odysseus and his company of men set out to learn if the Cyclopes are friends or foes. (line 66)
We should go explore that island over there!
When all these chores were done, he poked the fire, heaping on brushwood. In the glare he saw us. "Strangers, he said, who are you? And where from? What brings you here by sea ways a fair traffic? Or are you wandering rogues, who cast your lives like dice, and ravage other folk by sea?" (line 155)
"he clutched at my companions and caught two in his hands like squirming puppies to beat their brains out, spattering the floor. Then he dismembered them and made his meal, gaping and crunching like a mountain lion." (line 195)
"...straight forward they sprinted, lifted it, and rammed it deep in his crater eye." (line 290)
" I hung myself under his kinky belly, pulled up tight, with fingers twisted deep in sheepskin ringlets for an iron grip." (line 342)
When the young Dawn with finger tips 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. (line 423)
Curse you, Odysseus!
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