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David Copperfield
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  • Here I lay down, near a cannon; and, happy in the society of the sentry’s footsteps, though he knew no more of my being above him than the boys at Salem House had known of my lying by the wall, slept soundly until morning.
  • I sought no shelter, therefore, but the sky; and toiling into Chatham, — which, in that night’s aspect, is a mere dream of chalk, and drawbridges, and mastless ships in a muddy river, roofed like Noah’s arks, — crept, at last, upon a sort of grass-grown battery overhanging a lane, where a sentry was walking to and fro.

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  • She successfully bluffed her way past the sentry.
  • The sentry was killed without a sound.

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