The Nun's Priest's Tale Summary

The Nun’s Priest’s Tale Summary

The Nun’s Priest’s Tale Summary

As can be seen, the host asked every pilgrim to share their story. When the Nun’s Priest was suddenly invited to share his tale, he made the decision to tell his fellow pilgrims a tale about a cockerel and a fox.

The poor widow with two daughters and a variety of pets was the subject of the first chapter of The Nun’s Priest. She shared a little cottage with her daughters, pets, and other people. There were seven hens and a cockerel by the name of Chaunticleer among those creatures.

There are various waves in Chaunticleer, but Pertelote was the most alluring and appealing. In comparison to the married organs that play in the church, he has a decent appearance and crows more precisely.

Chaunticleer’s Dream

Chaunticleer once sat next to his friends and appeared really anxious. Pertelote questioned him about his personal history. He claimed that a terrifying creature who resembled a hound appeared in his dream and attempted to take her body in order to kill him. The beast had a reddish-yellow appearance, and his tail and ears were tipped with black.

Pertelote described himself as a coward after learning about the dream and explained how he could be terrified of nightmares. She said that excessive eating, wind, and the presence of ludicrous humor in one’s body frequently result in plans being made. She cited Cato, an early philosopher, when she said, “Regard dreams of no value.”

Pertelote advised him to take some herbs as laxatives. But Chaunticleer refused to take her suggestions and countered her allegation by quoting many authorities to prove his dream was significant.

The Colfox Appeared

Unexpectedly, Chaunticleer changed the subject and remarked on how fortunate he was to have Pertelote as his wife. A crafty Colfox was using the opportunity to have Chaunticleer with him as he lay in bed in the meantime. Chaunticleer began singing while in a really endearing mood.

He attempted to flee the fox as soon as he became aware of him. He wanted to flee, but the Colfox reassured him that he wouldn’t hurt anyone. He merely showed up there to listen to Chaunticleer’s superb singing. The fox then complimented him, saying that his voice was as lovely as that of heaven’s angels. He abruptly requested that he sing a song for him.

Colfox’s Evil Intension

Chaunticleer is unable to recognize that the fox’s motives are dubious. He closed his eyes and sang a lovely song in his honor. The fox eventually got him by the throat and took him into the woods. All of the Chanticleers’ wives shouted as soon as they saw this unexpected event. The widow attempted to pursue the fox together with her daughters, three dogs, and other people but was unsuccessful.

Moral of the Story

Chaunticleer looked for a solution to get out of the situation. In the end, he came up with a plan and advised the fox to avenge the insults he received from his pursuers. The fox attempted to do so while Chaunticleer flew outside and landed on a tree. Although Chaunticleer had learned his lesson, he still wanted to flatter him. Chaunticleer claimed that flattery was no longer effective on him.

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