The Canterbury Tales 22: The Canon's Yeoman's Tale Summary and Analysis

Geoffrey Chaucer

22: The Canon's Yeoman's Tale Summary and Analysis

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The Canon: clergyman, generally in charge of a cathedral

The Canon's Yeoman: servant to the Canon

Summary
Shortly after the tale of St. Cecelia is finished, two riders, one of whom is dressed like a canon, approach the party. They have observed the jolly group and have ridden very hard to catch up and join the party. The Host bids them welcome if the Canon is able to tell a merry tale or two. The Canon's Yeoman replies that the Canon is a very important person and certainly able to contribute to the entertainment. In fact, it is hinted that he somehow knows a very great deal about a great many things. The Host is impatient with the Yeoman's...

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