A servant at the top of the stairs indicates that it is time for their departure. Harold is seen with his tunic tucked up, wading through the water to the boat. He is carrying a dog under one arm and the hawk is again seen on his left hand. The boat is shown with the oarsmen rowing and the man at the rear of the boat is poling them out of the shallows. The fable of the Fox and the Crow appears in the lower border. The moral to this fable is do not trust flatterers. There may be as many as forty of Aesop's Fables that appear in the upper and lower borders of the mosaic as suggested by Leon Herrmann in his bookLes Fables Antiques de la Broderie de Bayeux.