In this scene we see carpenters and stonemasons at work repairing the town. William, angry with his men for the needless act of burning Dover, ordered them to rebuild the town. William also ordered his men to pay reparations to the people for the damage they had caused. In the oath swearing ceremony (scene 35) Harold had also promised Duke William the castle and town of Dover. After the surrender of the castle, William spent eight days repairing and fortifying the camp. Again, we have more of Aesops Fables occurring in the lower border. The Husband man and the Stork the moral of which is Birds of a feather flock together.