Before the Monk can utter a word, however, the Miller interrupts. When the Miller threatens to leave, however, the Host acquiesces. The Reeve shouts out his immediate objection to such ridicule, but the Miller insists on proceeding with his tale.
The pilgrims, like the narrator, are traveling to the shrine of the martyr Saint Thomas Becket in Canterbury. He decides that each pilgrim will tell two stories on the way to Canterbury and two on the way back.
The pilgrims draw lots and determine that the Knight will tell the first tale. Through the intervention of a friend, Arcite is freed, but he is banished from Athens. Palamon escapes from prison, and the two meet and fight over Emelye. Theseus apprehends them and arranges a tournament between the two knights and their allies, with Emelye as the prize.
Arcite wins, but he is accidentally thrown from his horse and dies. Palamon then marries Emelye. He convinces his landlord, a carpenter named John, that the second flood is coming, and tricks him into spending the night in a tub hanging from the ceiling of his barn.
Absolon, a young parish clerk who is also in love with Alisoun, appears outside the window of the room where Nicholas and Alisoun lie together. When Absolon begs Alisoun for a kiss, she sticks her rear end out the window in the dark and lets him kiss it. Absolon runs and gets a red-hot poker, returns to the window, and asks for another kiss; when Nicholas sticks his bottom out the window and farts, Absolon brands him on the buttocks.
But the miller unties their horse, and while they chase it, he steals some of the flour he has just ground for them. When the miller wakes up and finds out what has happened, he tries to beat the students. His wife, thinking that her husband is actually one of the students, hits the miller over the head with a staff.
The students take back their stolen goods and leave.
Perkyn arranges to stay with a friend who loves drinking and gambling, and who has a wife who is a prostitute. The tale breaks off, unfinished, after fifty-eight lines.
He asks the Man of Law to tell the next tale. In the Prologue to his tale, the Man of Law laments the miseries of poverty. He then remarks how fortunate merchants are, and says that his tale is one told to him by a merchant.
In the tale, the Muslim sultan of Syria converts his entire sultanate including himself to Christianity in order to persuade the emperor of Rome to give him his daughter, Custance, in marriage. The mother tells her son she wishes to hold a banquet for him and all the Christians.
At the banquet, she massacres her son and all the Christians except for Custance, whom she sets adrift in a rudderless ship.
After years of floating, Custance runs ashore in Northumberland, where a constable and his wife, Hermengyld, offer her shelter. She converts them to Christianity.
He places the bloody knife next to Custance, who sleeps in the same chamber. When the constable returns home, accompanied by Alla, the king of Northumberland, he finds his slain wife. He tells Alla the story of how Custance was found, and Alla begins to pity the girl.
He decides to look more deeply into the murder. Just as the knight who murdered Hermengyld is swearing that Custance is the true murderer, he is struck down and his eyes burst out of his face, proving his guilt to Alla and the crowd.Benjamin Franklin, deep in thought over the mysteries of flatulence.
In , Benjamin Franklin decided to write about a truly important scientific topic: flatulence. "It is .
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"Fart Proudly" (also called "A Letter to a Royal Academy about farting", and "To the Royal Academy of Farting") is the popular name of an essay about flatulence written by Benjamin Franklin c.
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