This field seems suspicious, so you don't eat any of the flowers. Soon you almost trip over a squirrel standing in the middle of the path. "Watch it!" she says in a stern voice. If this squirrel can talk, you think, than maybe she can tell me something about that strange meadow. "So, do you know anything about those plants over there", you ask the squirrel. "Yes, I do. Never eat any of the lotus flowers in that meadow. They erase your memory so you don't remember your home, and thus want to stay there forever," she says.
That was a narrow escape! You leave the squirrel and continue on.