I'm looking for a story (before 1925) from Ray Cummings in which he described a bearded Mercurian with frog legs. Does someone know which story this is?
Perhaps it's Tama, Princess of Mercury? It is a Ray Cummings story about Mercury. Something mentioned is that all the women of Mercury have wings, but haven't been able to find anything about someone with frog legs.
Guy Palisse, space-explorer, returned to Earth in the Bolton Flying Cube after ten years on the Sun's first planet, Mercury. He returned to report that he had warded off war between the two worlds, and to wed before an admiring planet his beautiful fiancee, Tama, winged princess of Mercury's Light Country.
But following on Palisse's orbit was a new wave of terror, as barbarian hordes from Mercury's Cold Country descended to launch their conquest of Earth. And Palisse's triumph turned to near disaster as the frenzied Mercurians plotted to kidnap Tama and bring the Earth to ruin.