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STORIES OF GREECE AND ROME
THE STORY OF ULYSSES

bore an immense bundle of pine logs for his fire. These he threw down outside the cave with a great crash, while he drove the flocks within and closed the entrance with a huge rock. Then he milked his flocks, and half of the milk he curdled for cheese, and half he set ready for himself, to drink for his supper. Next he kindled a fire with the pine logs, and the flame lighted up all the cave, showing him Ulysses and his comrades.
" Who are you?." cried Polyphemus; for that was the giant's name. "Are you traders or pirates?"
Ulysses shuddered at the dreadful voice and shape, but bravely answered: "We are no pirates, mighty sir, but Greeks, sailing back from Troy, and subjects of the great King Agamemnon, whose fame is spread from one end of heaven to the other. We have come to beg hospitality of you in the name of Zeus, who rewards or punishes hosts and guests according as they are faithful to each other."
" Nay," said the giant, "it is but idle talk to tell me of Zeus and the other gods. We Cyclops take no account of gods, holding ourselves to be much better and stronger than they. But come, tell me, where have you left your ship?"
But Ulysses saw his thought when he asked about the ship, and knew that he planned to break it, and take from them all hope of flight. Therefore he answered craftily:
"We have no ship, for King Posei on drove it on a rock and broke it, and we whom you see are all that escaped from the waves."
Polyphemus made no answer but sprang up and clutched two of the men, as a man might catch up a dog, and killed them, and devoured them, with huge drinks of milk be tween, leaving not a morsel, not even the bones. The others, when they saw the dreadful deed, could only weep and

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