But for Steve Jack would have blundered into one of the Indian sentries.
Only the long, slow moving line of the figures of sentries was to be seen.
Then the sentries quickly gave the word, the drums beat the alarm, and the camp of fourteen thousand men was roused in an instant.
Then I saw that along the edge there were sentries set at intervals.
He was stopped and challenged frequently, but having the countersign, had no difficulty in passing the sentries.
True, the accident had occurred at dawn, when every one but the sentries was asleep.
In case of any violence or resistance, the turnkey called in the assistance of the sentries or a squad from the barracks.
The sergeant of the guard, probably all of the other sentries are dead.
"The rich Gnuffe Pezoro," it was thought, had paid the cost of the sentries.
We are to have sixty blue-jackets and five marines for sentries, and so on.