Harold sets out with a companion on his ride to London. Harold, in the rear, is shown wearing a cloak and carrying a spear. The second half of this scene shows Harolds companion holding an axe. The Danish long-axe was the preferred weapon of the Saxon Huscarl. It is also known to have been used by the Varingian Guard and known as pelekyphoros phroura, the "axe-bearing guard". Another Aesop's Fable The Fox the Crow and the Cheese appears for the second time in this scene. The moral to this fable is do not trust flatterers. J. Bard McNulty in his book The Narrative Art of the Bayeux Tapestry, discusses many of the fables that occur throughout the tapestry.