Someone asked me why I kept calling Henri Metier “le Crapaud”.
Blame the fact I was once a British reenactor. Just as Americans of the Revolutionary War era called the British “Redcoats” or “Lobsterbacks”, the French got what is literally “the Toad” or “John Toad”. You may wonder why not “Frog”…The toad comes from a reference to the ancient heraldic device of the kings of France, consisting of “three toads erect, saltant.”
So, Awnree Crapaud came up in chat.
Now you know…