We were sailing for nine days before we reach the coastline of the Lotus Eaters. I told sent two of my men out to find food, and sure enough, they met the Lotus Eaters. They pretended that they meant no harm, and they gave my men Lotus flowers, and enough for the rest of us. The Lotus Eaters wanted all of us to have some flowers. But thanks to my intelligence, I realized what was happening. The Lotus flowers made people forget about time, and forget about home. They make you want to stay in one place. I dragged my men to our ship, tied them down, and we were back at sea.
So, we stumbled upon a cave, which little did I know was the cave of Polyphemus, Poseidon's one-eyed monster son. We entered the cave and saw an array of cheese laid out. So as hungry as we were, we started eating it. When the cyclops pounded its way in, we all scattered to the far wall. He had a giant rock and jammed it into the opening of the cave to block us from leaving. I could smell fear on him. He asked us if we were here for business or to ravage him. I told the cyclops that we had fought in the battle of Troy under the direction of Agamemnon. I also said that Zeus would protect him from any offenders. For this, he called me a "ninny". He doesn't care because Zeus can't touch him. He then took two of my men, and ate them like candy. I realized that I couldn't kill the cyclops, or we would have no way out of the cave. So we camped out until morning, then was aided by Athena. She gave me the perfect material to make a spear. I helped my men make the spear all day, then our plan went to action later that night. I got the cyclops drunk, them we jammed the spear into the cyclops's eye. We carefully sneaked out, but the cyclops was behind us. We got back to our ship. but the cyclops threw boulders at us. We were able to get away with my assistance.