These three tales from The Canterbury Tales are read in the original Middle English by Richard Bebb under the direction of Britain's foremost Chaucer scholar, Derek Brewer. These tales and their story-tellers display extraordinary variety and come from different sections of The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer's portrait of the Pardoner himself, laced with hostile satire, is as entertaining and revealing as the Tale itself - a search for a pot of gold during the plague. The Non-Preestes Tale is the well-known folk story of the fox and the cock, Chanticleer. The Frankeleynes Tale is different again and concerns faithfullness, love and magic. They are presented here in the original Middle English, but with the sense of drama and storytelling intact.