There is very beautiful young women name Alisoun who is married to a wealthy but ignorant old carpenter named John who has a very good looking friend name Nicholas who ends up having feeling for his friends wife. Then their is a merry, vain parish clerk name Absolon who also has the eyes for the very beautiful Alisoun
Nicholas tells john he has had a vision from God and offers to tell John about it. Which was about how it's going to be a horrible flood that is going to cover the whole land. John believed him with that lie Nicholas would give him a chance to be with Alision
While everyone was helping each other blocked the windows and doors for the big flood. Nicholas took his time and grab Alisoun and take her to carpenter's room and sleep together.
Absalon sidles up to the window and call for her. She harshly replies that she loves another. But