Oh Allison, I have come to show my love towards you
Why do you come here? Leave before I summon my husband.
Nicholas comes out to Allison about his feelings for her "Indeed, unless I have my will,For secret love of you, sweetheart, I'll spill."
I shall send out a servant to check on his current condition immediately.
John, Nicholas is ill. I worry about his health.
Nicholas comes up with a plan for the two to be together
I have come with news that you are ill Sir. What is the matter?
I have seen it. God will send a large flood towards us.
Absalon who is another admirer of Allison comes to try and soothe her and receive a kiss. But Allison tries to get rid of him. And took his stand beneath a shot-windowThat was let into the good wood-wright's wall.He sang then, in his pleasant voice and small,"Oh now, dear lady, if your will it be,I pray that you will have some ruth on me,"
Allison tell her husband John about Nicholas being ill, as part of their plan. "My husband is so full of jealousy,Unless you will await me secretly,I know I'm just as good as dead," said she."You must keep all quite hidden in this case."
The servant had come to check on Nicholas because of news of his illness. But he did not respond. So John himself comes over to see him. Nicholas proclaims about how he foresees god sending a flood. "That now, come Monday next, at nine of night,Shall fall a rain so wildly mad as wouldHave been, by half, greater than Noah's flood.This world," he said, "in less time than an hour,Shall all be drowned, so terrible is this shower;Thus shall all mankind drown and lose all life."
John, Nicholas, and Allison are on the rooftop preparing for the flood proclaimed by Nicholas. As soon as John falls asleep, the two sneak downstairs and sleep in the carpenters bed.