As he seemed to have to do a lot of sailing, he found opportunities for some hanky-panky abroad and he picked up a disease. His face was covered in blotches and people thought he was a leper. This got him fired from his job. He blamed this on his mother having put a curse on him so people went to her and begged her to lift the curse. Margery would not lift the curse unless he came and begged her to himself. Although this took place six hundred years ago, it could be taking place anywhere in Canada today since it is a Sunday afternoon and the traditional day of Mother's guilt.
At last and in desperation, he went to speak with her and she made him promise to behave better. So then, she prayed and she prayed and whatever illness he had cleared up. Later, this same son married a woman in Prussia where he lived and they had a daughter.
The daughter in law had one of those crazy fits we all get from time to time and it made her decide to meet her mother in law. They left their daughter with friends and came to England to visit Margery and her husband. The day after the son arrived, he became ill and died. It must have been Margery's cooking because the husband followed soon after. And there was the daughter in law - trapped in England and at her mother in law's mercy and whims. She stayed with Margery for a year and a half until enough letters from Germany begging her to return home had come and Margery could no longer reasonably keep her. Usually at this point, God comes along and commands whatever Margery wants to happen but God would have had to visit the daughter in law for her to stay. This did not happen.
Unfortunately, in those days, it was not permitted that a woman travel on her own so they needed a man to take her back. One was found but he was a stranger so then Margery offered to accompany her daughter in law to Germany. Her confessor forbade her to go but when did Margery ever listen to him? She knew "my daughter had rather I were at home" but she is a mother in law. She was going. As if on cue, Jesus appeared at this point and told her that he commanded her to do it. Since it was a direct order from God himself, it was no longer her fault that she was going to go. Although she was a little surprised with her daughter in law as "there was no one so much against her as was her daughter, who ought most to have been with her." You see, Jesus should have also appeared to the daughter in law.
They got to Danzig and had a good welcome there except that, after five or six weeks, it finally sunk in that her daughter in law did not want her around. After all - taking into account time spent travelling - she had been stuck with her mother in law for nearly two years every day and night! Margery expressed great surprise at this. Fortunately for both of them, at this time, God appeared once more and commanded her to go on a pilgrimage to Wilsnack, saving both of them from a horrible scene.