Bear and Crispin enter the village of Lodgecot, where they gain the approval of the priest to perform.
Bear claims that he and Crispin are father and son and pilgrims on their way to Canterbury.
During the performance, Bear teases a young man with one eye by juggling with his mazer, or drinking bowl.
As they pray in the church afterward, the priest informs them that a notorious murderer is about—a young boy who went mad and stole money and killed a priest—so now they know Crispin is blamed for Father Quinel's murder.
Further, a messenger from Lord Furnival named du Brey came to say that Lord Furnival is home from France but in bad shape.