"As luck would have it, the men I would have chosen won the toss-four strong men, and I made five as captain."
"Then he caught two more men and feasted on them."
"Here's liquor to wash down your scraps of our men, taste it, and see the kind of drink we carried under our planks."
"Three bowls I brought him, and he poured them down, and I saw the fuddle and flush come over him."
"Now, by the gods, I drove my big hand spike deep in the embers, charring it again, and cheered my men along with battle talk to keep their courage up: no quitting now."
"I drew it from the coals and my fellows gave me a hand, lugging it near the cyclops as more than natural foced nerved them; straight forward they sprinted, lifted it and rammed it deep in his crater eye."