A rich carpenter named John lives in Oxford and takes lodgers into his home. He is also married to an eighteen-year-old girl named Alison.
Nicholas, John's roommate, wants to seduce Alison.
One day, Nicholas was in his room for a whole day. The servant asked if he was ok, Nicholas wakes up and screams out loud that the whole world is about to be lost.
Nicholas advises John to obtain three large tubs for them to use as boats, and to stock these tubs with enough food and drink for a day, after which, he promises, the waters will retreat.
John places bread, cheese and ale in each tub. John says prayers waiting for the rain, While Nicholas and Alison have sex in John's bed.
Absolon, one of the parishes clerks, got fooled by kissing Alison's butt. So he comes back to give Alison a golden ring, but John sticks his butt outside the window. He farts on Absolon's face and he burns him with a hot iron.