"Depardieux," quod this yeman, "deere broother,
Thou art a bailly, and I am another."
– Geoffrey Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales, The Friar’s Tale. As well as the Summoner lying that he is a bailiff, the Yeoman also lies that he is one, when he is actually the Devil. The Yeoman (Devil) straight away refers to the Summoner as his brother, foreshadowing that they will both end up in hell.