A poor widow lived on a farm with her children where she had a little food few animals. One of her animals was a chicken, named Chanticleer, he had the perfect crow and therefore seven serving hens, one his true love Lady Pertelote.
One morning Chanticleer woke up from a horrific dream where a dangerous orange beast nearly devoured him. His love, Lady Pertelote, told him she couldn't love a coward who was fearful of his dreams. She then offered for him to take some laxatives to relax and balance his unbalanced fluids.
Chanticleer, keen on his fearful dream, told Lady Pertelote stories of famous men who didn't acknowledge their dreams and soon died or payed for their ignorance. He concluded his deathly stories of boats cracking and people dying by telling Lady Pertelote he will not take the laxatives, which essentially won't heal anything. He then went to bed that night, and comforted my his lady, lost all his worries.
The next morning Chanticleer woke up to call the morning crow when he soon became fearful of a fox that appeared. The fox, feeding off his pride, praised him by saying he came to hear his perfect crow. The crow began to sing as soon as the fox seized him into his mouth and took off. The hens who soon saw began to sheik and the widow along with her kids, the neighbors and all the other animals began to chase the fox.
Chantileer then told the fox that if he were him he would tell everyone to go away because he will never give him up. The fox, thinking that is a great idea, dropped Chanticleer to speak. Chanticleer soon escaped to a treetop, and when the fox tried to woo him again, he stated he with not give into his deception again.
The Nuns Preists tale concludes by stating how one would be foolish to keep their eyes closed once God told them to open. And by saying how the main moral lesson is its foolish to listen to a flatter.