The Canon's Yeoman

The Canon's Yeoman

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Storyboard Description

Story of how alchemy and how a canon uses illusion to trick a priest. The yeoman is an alchemist as well and has been stuck with the canon for seven years. None of their attempts at alchemy have worked.

Storyboard Text

  • Host
  • The Canon's Yeoman Tale
  • Tell a tale.
  • The host and others ride along when the canon and yeoman approach and ask to join them. The host asks canon to tell a tale.
  • Yeoman
  • Canon
  • He is a superior man. He knows deception.
  • The yeoman speaks highly of the canon, saying he is wise and can pave a road to Canterbury in gold and silver.
  • The canon hears everything the yeoman says and tells him to stop. The yeoman has no intention of stopping, so the canon leaves in shame.
  • NO!
  • Do not speak any longer!
  • I am tired of him! I will tell you a tale of a priest and another canon.
  • The yeoman says he has lost everything because of the canon and alchemy. He has been with him for seven years. He speaks of the science of alchemy and then tells his tale of another canon who tricks a priest into thinking alchemy works.
  • The canon meets a priest and uses illusion to make the priest think alchemy works. The canon demands 40 pounds for him to show his ways.
  • The yeoman tells that money will lead to gullible people losing everything, like he did. He also states that if God doesn't want them to find the secrets of alchemy. they wont find them. He uses many a couple of philosophers in his talk.
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