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Odysseus and his men came to an island where Cyclopes giants and louts livedin caves They saw a Cyclops that slept in a cave alone and took his flocks to graze Odysseus took twelve of his best men and went ahead to the Cyclopes cave with a goatskin full of liquor The men looked around the Cyclops cave and asked Odysseus to take the cheeses and then come back for the sheep but Odysseus refused so he and his men stayed The Cyclops came back saws Odysseus and asked many questions to which Odysseus replied The Cyclops then took two of Odysseus men killed them and ate them In the morning the Cyclops killed more of Odysseus men and ate them he then took his flock out to graze closed the men in during this time Odysseus came up with a plan to injure the Cyclops When the Cyclops returned Odysseus got the Cyclops drunk with the wine and while he is down Odysseus took a fiery hot spike and threw it into the Cyclops eye He moved the door stone and sat in fury Odysseus then took his men tied them to the sheep and took the best of the flock for him to hide under so that they could escape unnoticed They got into the open and took the sheep to the ship Odysseus called back to the Cyclops and he picked up a boulder and threw it at Odysseus The Cyclops yelled at Odysseus and prayed to his father Poseidon to never allow Odysseus and his crew to return home The men left and ate the flock while Zeus had some plans of his own for them
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