At their arrival in London, Harold’s brother endevoured to convince Harold to remain in London and allow himself to confront William. Earl Gyrth, thus addressing him “It is best that your courage should be tempered by discretion. You are worn by the conflict with the Norwegians. Allow yourself, some time for rest. Reflect also, on the oath you have taken to the duke of Normandy. For myself, I am bound by no oaths; I am therefore in a position to fight with him undauntedly in defence of our native soil.”- Orderic Vitalis. In the top border appears a Jaculus. He lurks in the trees waiting to see who he can outwit and bite with his poisonous fangs.