When I stepped through the gate, I could see the sentries asleep in their guard-rooms.
I walked up along the line and had talks with some of the sentries.
Only the long, slow moving line of the figures of sentries was to be seen.
Then I saw that along the edge there were sentries set at intervals.
Make one for a straight trail to the border, and all sentries asleep!
True, the accident had occurred at dawn, when every one but the sentries was asleep.
The sergeant of the guard, probably all of the other sentries are dead.
We are to have sixty blue-jackets and five marines for sentries, and so on.
The sentries were distrustfully scrutinized, but not a soldier was armed.
Tells a story or two about sentries, one of which at least is intended to thrill.