A priest persuades the man to sleep in a hanging tub to escape the coming flood [K1522]. Meantime he dallies with the man's wife. Another lover comes to the window. The priest presents his rump to be kissed [K1522]. The other lover the second time burns the priest with a hot iron [K1577]. The priest yells: »Water!» The husband thinks the flood has come, cuts the tub ropes, and falls.
**Thompson »The Miller's Tale» in Bryant and Dempster 106ff.
*Hammond Chaucer: A Bibliographical Manual 275
*Barnouw »The Miller's Tale van Chaucer» Handelingen van het 6. nederlandsche Philologencongres, 1910
Chaucer's »Miller's Tale».