Upon arrival at Dover, William was met by the townsfolk bearing gifts and offering up the keys of the City to him. It was evident by the manner of his greeting that his dealings with Romney had put the people of the land in fear of him. Unfortunately, without any authorization, Williams men, having arrived at Dover before William, started the harrying of Dover. Buildings were set on fire and the townsfolk were driven from their homes. The fable in the lower border represents The bowman and the Lion. The moral to the fable is Be on guard against men who can strike from a distance.