The Shipman's Tale
A few days later, the Merchant stops by the Monk's abbey to say hi. The Monk tells the Merchant, without questioning, that he has repaid the 100 Francs to the Wife. The Merchant is not very happy with this, and he confronts his wife when he gets home. She says that she used the money to buy fine clothes and that she will repay him, but not with money. The Merchant agrees, and the story ends.
This is kind of odd, because the Shipman is known for not being the most honest person out there. Even though he steals from the captain, he may know what honesty is, and respects it, but he may not practice it as much as he may say he does.
One Thing to Reasearch
A DIstrict of Southampton, England. It is in the South-Eastern part of England, and is next to the River Itchen.
5 Vocab Words
Breviary: A book of daily prayers and readings in some other Churches
Plight: A condition, state, or situation especially an unfavorable or unfortunate one
Fowl: Domestic Barnyard Hen or Rooster
Granaries: a Storehouse or repository for grain, especially after it has been threshed or husked
Do you think the Wife should have done what she did? Or gone to her husband and confronted him about her problem directly?