A drunken Sly argues with the alehouse hostess about not paying for his drinks. He shows his lack of education by claiming his family came in with "Richard Conqueror."
After the hostess leaves to get the police, Sly "falls asleep" right there and the Lord and his hunting team see him. At first the Lord is disgusted by Sly's situation. But that soon changes, as he has a devious plan to make Sly believe he is a wealth Lord.
The Lord instructs his huntsmen to carry the drunk to the Lord's chamber and dress him in fine cloths and await for him to awake. When Sly awakes, they are to give him anything his heart desires.