The Canterbury Tales


The Cook's Tale

The Cook seems to share the Reeve’s feelings about millers and finds the story about the miller very entertaining. He tells the pilgrims that he will tell them a good story, and the Host tells him that the story had better be a good one, since he has only provided them with bad food. He tells a story about an apprentice cook, Perkin Reveler, who loves to party. The apprentice is dismissed by his master, who is concerned that he will corrupt the other people working for him. The apprentice ends up moving in with another partier whose wife is a prostitute. However, the story is incomplete, so what happens to the apprentice cook is unknown.

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