There was once a miller, called Simkin.He was always stealing from his customers, and one day, two clerics set out to grind their wheat, without any of it intended to be stolen.
We've come to grind our wheat
While these clerics closely watched Simkin's every move, Simkin's wife secretely snuck out and untied there horse.
Horse!!! Come Back!!!
After the grinding, while the clerics were chasing the horse, Simkin and his wife quickly stole a portion of the clerics' wheat.
When the clerics finally returned with their horse, it had become dark. They asked Simkin wether they could stay at the mill for the night, before heading back home.
Simkin allowed this, but everybody had to sleep in the same room. After the clerics agreed, he sent out his daughter to get some food.
A crown for a bed?
In the meantime, the other cleric tricks Simkin's wife into sleeping with him by moving the baby's craddle!
Once Simkin finds out. he is furious and gets into a fight with one of the students! This awakens the wife, who can't see a thing because of the dark and thinks it is the two students who are fighting!
In the evening Simkin and his wife get very drunk, and fall asleep quickly. Once they are asleep, one of the clerics goes over and sleeps with Simkin's daughter, as revenge for their stolen wheat.
She hits somebody on the head with a pot, and Simkin is knocked out cold!
After this, the students beat Simkin up further, take back their stolen wheat, and return home.