We need to get rid of John if you have an eye for me.
Nicholas the Gallant, a rich old codger. Studies art but all his fancy is in astrology and geomancy.
John, theres a flood in two weeks, bigger than ever before. Nicholas, we shall get tubs for floating.
Nicholas has an eye for the carpenter John's wife who is 18 years of age
Nicholas tells Alisoun how he feels about her and they make a plan to get away from John.
Nicholas comes up with a plan where John has to come check on him and thats when Nicholas explains the flood.
While John is off, Nicholas and Alisoun are in the room, and Nicholas is not the only one who has eyes for Alisoun
Alisoun, i have brought money and gifts, will you give me a kiss?
Alisoun puts her bum in the window as absolon goes for a kiss, he wipes it off and comes back with a red hot iron Nicholas puts his bum in the window for absolon to kiss and he burns his butt and yells for water. Absolon falls thinking its the flood and breaks his arm.