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From The Canterbury Tales:
The Nun's Priest's Tale
Modern english adjacent to middle english

About The Canterbury Tales:
Geoffrey Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales, a collection of stories in a frame story, between 1387 and 1400. It is the story of a group of thirty people who travel as pilgrims to Canterbury (England). The pilgrims, who come from all layers of society, tell stories to each other to kill time while they travel to Canterbury. He never finished his enormous project and even the completed tales were not finally revised. Scholars are uncertain about the order of the tales. As the printing press had yet to be invented when Chaucer wrote his works, The Canterbury Tales has been passed down in several handwritten manuscripts.


About The Nun's Priest's Prologue, Tale and Epilogue:
The Knight interrupts the Monk, who narrates about men that have fallen from grace. Instead the Knight likes to hear about men that rise in stature. The Host asks the Monk to tell another tale, however the Monk refuses at this time. The Host then asks the Nun's Priest to tell a tale.
The Nun's Priest's tale is about a rooster called Chauntecleer that lives with seven chickens and several other animals in the yard of a poor old widow.

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