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The Golden Sock
Years after Odysseus came from his twenty year trip, Odysseus began to feel restless; he wanted to go on an adventure. He knew that his wife, Penelope would not agree to his decision to go seek the long stolen, "golden sock". To many people, this may be any ordinary sock, but to Ithica, it was different. It was the sock worn on the first person to set foot on the land of Ithica. Odysseus finally decided to go on the journey to seek the "golden sock." He snuck away leaving Penelope a note telling where he is, and what he wants to do. Him, and his hundred crew men went all the way to the Gibralter strait where he was turned around by Charybdisí funnel, and stranded on the peninsula of Hubble. He picked his best men to search the beautiful island.
"Men, our objective here is to find the long gone, "golden sock". We have traveled hundreds of miles already, and we still have not come close to finding the "golden sock". I want you to look at the feet of every man on this island, hoping to see the "golden sock". This may not be easy, and we may have to fight, so I want every man to be ready to go to war," Odysseus claimed.
Odysseus and his men came to a cave and were directly surrounded. They got ready to fight, but the people were only trying to find out if they were friendly or hostile. The people were called the Takol Klan. They invited Odysseus and his men for the verrano feast. The Takol Klan, that greeted them, seemed to overly excited to Odysseus.
"Hey, do two of you want to come and help us set up for tomorrowís feast," Taboli said.
"Sure, Odysseus, Ankortipo and I are going to go with these friendly hosts," said Amtiphorus.
"Go ahead, you two, but watch your back; we donít know these people, they might have the holy, golden sock," said Odysseus.
Odysseus gathered all of his men, and told them, that their main task was to look at all the menís feet, trying to seek the "golden sock". Odysseus followed the soldiers to the sitting room, and a mammoth of a beast was sitting on the couch watching T.V. He stood up and introduced himself.
"My people call me Cyclops, and you can see why, I am the leader of this tribe."
"My name is Odysseus, my men call me Odysseus, but you can call me Master."
"Welcome Master. Will you join me for dinner in my private quarter?" asked Cyclops.
"Sorry Cyclops, I would like my men to be present during my dinner," said Odysseus.
"No problem Master, that can be arranged."
Half an hour later, Odysseus and his men were called to the dinner table. They ate quickly shrugging off any conversation starting questions. After their feast, Odysseus left the room with Cyclops and asked where his two crew members were.
Cyclops replied, "what do you think we had for dinner today?"
Odysseus gagged and leapt for the Cyclopís throat. Warriors came to the rescue and attempted to kill Odysseus. Odysseus ran back to the dinner table and roused his men to fight. They fought all night and half of the crew were killed. All of the Takol were lying motionless in their own pools of blood. Except for Cyclops who shook with spasms on the ground after Odysseus stomped on his head and tore out his eye.
"Come on men, let us search all the dead people to see if one is wearing the golden sock," said Odysseus.
"But the men are under a pool of blood," said on of Odysseusí men.
"Swim under, and check. I donít care what you men do as long as you check every man for the golden sock," said Odysseus.
The men searched for hours, and did not find anything. So, Odysseus and his crew headed out of the peninsula of Hubble and were sailing home when a storm broke out sending them through the portal of time, or the Girbralter straight. He ended up in calm water, and they sailed through many, many moons. Finally, they arrived in a place where there were many, many tall shiny mountains thrusting up into