Source: vocabulary for the high school studentLike the poltroon that he was, Tonseten hid under a bed when he saw a fight coming.
I know the meanings of each word but I can't understand the exact meaning of the whole sentence. Would you please be kind enough to clarify the whole sentence to me?
This is my understanding => Like a coward, Tonseten hid under a bed when he saw an argument is happening.
Am I right?