William’s revenge on Romney comes to an end and the classic tree divider is used to close the scene. William then rides to Dover. Dover Castle was an impregnable fortress held by a large force of English. Clearly the massacre at Romney had influenced their decision not to oppose William. Despite their strongly held position the English thought their ramparts were too weak and their numbers too few to hold out against William. The fable of ‘The Panther and the Shepherd’ appears in the lower border. The Hyena is not part of the fable but represents the only animal that the panther fears. The moral to the fable is ‘Repayment in kind is generally made by those who are despised.’