Book 9 of the Odyssey from Polyphemus's Point of View

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Joel Schain Period 2 3/28/10 Book 9: In the Eyes of Polyphemus This morning was like any other day. I got up to see the sun rise, and then I went into the forest to find something to eat for breakfast. Most days were quiet in the land of the Cyclopes. All you could hear were your own thoughts, and the occasional chirp from a nearby bird. Most of the inhabitants kept to themselves, and no one entered others’ property without previous consent of the owner. This morning was different though. I could hear multiple voices coming from afar. I looked into the distance to see a vessel anchoring back at the beach. There were about 15 crew members on the ship from what I could see. At the time, I didn’t think much of it. “Just a …show more content…

I grabbed the bottle of wine, and gulped it all down in seconds flat. The taste was like nothing else I had ever had in my life. It was so delicious that I couldn’t help myself. “More!” I shouted. The man handed me the remainder of wine and I shoved the whole bottle in my mouth immediately. Not long after, I began to feel different than I had ever felt before. It was hard to stand, and I couldn’t walk in

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