"Would any baron of mine kneel to me if I were witless, discrowned, and alone, and Harold had my throne?"
'"No," said Rahere. "I am the sole fool that might do it, Brother, unless"--he pointed at De Aquila, whom he had only met that day--"yonder tough Norman crab kept me company.
This is from "The Tree of Justice" in "Rewards and Faires" by Kipling. http://www.telelib.com/authors/K/KiplingRudyard/prose/RewardsFaries/treejustice.html
I do not understand the meaning of below.
yonder tough Norman crab kept me company.
I am glad if somebody kindly teach me.