John a carpenter and Alison his beautiful and much younger wife live in the university town of Oxford. John boards a young schoolar named Nicholas.Absolon also a young schoolar is inlove with Alison.
Nicholas and Alison began to have an affair.Alison is scared of being caught, so Nicholas and Alison have a plan to be able to spend a night together while,Absolon keeps being rejected.
Nicholas and Alison are planing to tell Jhon that there was going to be a horrible flooding and the only way to safe themselves was by hanging from tubs in the ceiling.
John Climbs into the tub, clearing the way for Nicholas and Alison.Absolon plans to woo Alison.Absolon shows up at Alison's window in search of a kiss
An angry Absolon brand’s Nicholas with hot poker.Nicholas cries for water.John cuts the rope and takes a nasty fall.
The commotion rouses John who falls from attic all the way into the cellar breaking an arm. When other people come to investigate what the problem might be, the two lovers accuse the carpenter of being mad.