A Lord gone hunting has a strange sense of humor which leads him to decide to turn a drunken beggar he finds lying by the roadside into a lord for a night.
Rather wealthy, he has a persuasive tongue, able to convince Sly that all the wealth he sees is his. The lord also has the presence of mind to have a page of his cross-dress to play Sly’s supposed wife and to consider the use of onions to provide tears. What amusement the lord derives from all this is not entirely certain, but he makes himself into Sly’s main servant to be sure that he is present and can keep the other members of his household from spoiling the jest. He enjoys theater and remembers some of the players who come to his house.