The St Cuthbert Window

17b The ravens apologise

This panel is the second from an episode where St Cuthbert rebukes birds who stole thatch from his roof. It simultaneously shows two moments that occurred three days after Cuthbert had rebuked the birds (shown in panel 17a). In the lower right, a bird approaches Cuthbert while he is digging, to apologise and seek permission to return. Above, three birds are shown flying towards Cuthbert, carrying pieces of lard, to thank him for allowing them to return.