Chaucer is the only pilgrim to tell two tales. He begins with the story of Sir Thopas, a young knight of Flanders, who dreams of the Elf Queen during one night after hunting in the forest. The next morning he decides to find this Queen at all costs. He sets out on his adventure and soon meets a three-headed giant who commands him to leave the forest of the Elf Queen or he would be killed. Sir Thopas accepts the challenge and returns home to fetch his armour. At home his father gives a splendid feast and Sir Thopas prepares for the battle ...

At that moment the Host interrupts Chaucer because the company cannot endure his illiterate rhymes any longer. Chaucer suggests to tell a little story in prose, The Tale of Melibee.

The Tale of Sir Thopas