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From The Canterbury Tales:
The Miller's Tale
lines 698-707: Absalom's revenge


      This Nicholas anon leet fle a fart,
As greet as it had been a thonder-dent,
700That with the strook he was almoost yblent;
And he was redy with his iren hoot,
And Nicholas amydde the ers he smoot,
      Of gooth the skyn an hande brede aboute,
The hoote kultour brende so his toute,
705And for the smert he wende for to dye.
As he were wood, for wo he gan to crye,
"Help! Water! Water! Help for Goddes herte!"
      This Nicholas just then let fly a fart
As loud as it had been a thunder-clap,
700And well-nigh blinded Absalom, poor chap;
But he was ready with his iron hot
And Nicholas right in the arse he got.
      Off went the skin a hand's-breadth broad, about,
The coulter burned his bottom so, throughout,
705That for the pain he thought that he should die.
And like one mad he started in to cry,
"Help! Water! Water! For God's dear heart!"



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