In the tenth book of the Odyssey, the men returning from Troy almost reach the homeland, Ithaca. They get so close they can see it. Odysseus, however, chooses that moment to take a nap and all is lost. They run into more cannibals and then, on the island of Circe, some think they engaged in their own act of cannibalism when they eat the noble stag.
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