Once upon a time a man named Nicholas had a feeling for a taken girl named Alisoun, so he created a plan in order to draw her away from her husband while he was sleeping so that they could make love.
He convinces her husband that a great flood is coming, and that they should tie bathtubs to the ceiling and wait until the water comes, then cut the rope. Little to his knowledge Nicholas sneaks off in the night with Alisoun.
While the husband sleeps, Nicholas and Alisoun do the dirty in the bedroom.
Absolon, another admirrer of Alisoun, visits their bedroom window and requests a kiss from her.
She tricks him into kissing her butt, so he becomes angry and returns with a branding iron. Nicholas doesn't know this ad tries to do the same thing Alisoun does, but ends up getting branded.
Nicholas screamed so loudly that Alisoun's husband woke up and decided the cut the line because he thought the flood was happening. The fall ended up breaking his arm.