Cyclops story board

Cyclops story board

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  • "As we rowed on, and nearer to the mainland, at one end of the bay, we saw a cavern yawning above the water, screened with laurel, and many rams and goats about the place inside a sheepfold made from slabs of stone earth fast between tall trunks of pine and rugged towering oak trees" (80-86).
  •  "we looked round at everything inside: a drying rack that sagged with cheeses, pens crowded with lambs and kids, each in its class: firstlings apart from middlings, and the dewdrops, or newborn lambkins, penned apart from both. And vessels full of whey were brimming their bowls of earthenware and pails for milking" (118-124).
  • "Neither reply nor pity came from him, but in one stride 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 everything: innards, flesh, and marrow bones" (191-197).
  • "straightforward they sprinted, lifted it, and rammed it deep in his crater eye, and I leaned on itturning it as a shipwright turns a drillin planking, having men below to swing the two-handled strap that spins it in the groove.So with our brand we bored that great eye socket while blood ran out around the red hot bar. Eyelid and lash were seared; the pierced ball  hissed broiling, and the roots popped" (290-299).
  • "Sweet cousin ram, why lag behind the rest in the night cave? You never linger so, but graze before them all, and go afar to crop sweet grass, and take your stately way leading along the streams, until at evening  you run to be the first one in the fold" (358-363).
  • "O Cyclops! Would you feast on my companions? Puny, am I, in a Caveman’s hands? How do you like the beating that we gave you, you damned cannibal? Eater of guests  under your roof! Zeus and the gods have paid you!" (390-394).
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