But for Steve Jack would have blundered into one of the Indian sentries.
Then he posted his sentries and went into the Court House to get some breakfast.
Then the sentries quickly gave the word, the drums beat the alarm, and the camp of fourteen thousand men was roused in an instant.
Two men detached themselves and stood as sentries on the road.
He was stopped and challenged frequently, but having the countersign, had no difficulty in passing the sentries.
sentries had been placed to give notice of the approach of the enemy.
In case of any violence or resistance, the turnkey called in the assistance of the sentries or a squad from the barracks.
I looked round to see that none of the sentries were taking aim at the man.
"The rich Gnuffe Pezoro," it was thought, had paid the cost of the sentries.
This holding up and searching gave the sentries all they wanted to do.