"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 Cyclops live. On the third day, Odysseus and his company of men set out to learn if the Cyclops are friend or foe." (Collections 6 Page # 374)
Odysseus and his men land on the island of Polyphemus. After staying for 3, days feasting off of wine and wild goats, they decide to meet the Cyclops.
"As we rowed on, and nearer to the mainland, at one of the of the bay. we saw a cavern...and many rams and goats about the place.." (Homer Lines 80-84)
Odysseus and his men set out to a certain Cyclops' cave. As they near it, they notice there is a lot of sheep's and goats.
Odysseus and his men were spotted by the Cyclops after building a fire and eating some good cheese.
"...He poked the fire, heaping on brushwood. In the glare he saw us. 'Strangers,' he said. 'who are you? And where are you from?' (Homer Lines 154-156)
Odysseus and his men give the Cyclops some wine, to get him drunk
"...'Cyclops, try some wine. Here's liquor to wash down your scraps of men.'" (Homer Lines 256-257)
As the wine-sodden Cyclops slept, Odysseus and his men prepared the pike in which they would blind him with.
"Now, by the gods, I drove my big hand spike deep in the embers, charring it again." (Homer Lines 282-283)
Odysseus plunges the spike into the Cyclops' eye, blinding him.
"...The way they make soft iron hale and hard-; just so that the eyeball hissed around the spike." (Homer Lines 302-303)