The Canon's Yeoman and His Tale

"Two travellers overtook them."

The Canon's Yeoman and His Tale

The Canon's Yeoman is one of two travelers who meets up with the company at Boughton under Blean, about five miles from Canterbury; his tale begins with a technical alchemical description and then describes how a canon swindles a priest through false alchemy.
Bibliography

Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Riverside Chaucer . Ed. Larry D. Benson. 3rd ed. Boston: Houghton, 1987.