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The War of the Worlds
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  • They told me no one was allowed over the canal, and, looking along the road towards the bridge, I saw one of the Cardigan men standing sentinel there.
  • It was a few minutes past nine that night when these three sentinels were joined by four other Martians, each carrying a thick black tube.
  • As the dawn grew clearer, we saw through the gap in the wall the body of a Martian, standing sentinel, I suppose, over the still glowing cylinder.
  • Over that, above the blackened heather and ruined buildings that stretched far and wide, stood one as sentinel, while the rest abandoned their vast fighting-machines and descended into the pit.
  • I also weighed very carefully the possibility of our digging a way out in a direction away from the pit, but the chances of our emerging within sight of some sentinel fighting-machine seemed at first too great.
  • ) A hundred such questions struggled together in my mind as I watched that vast sentinel shape.

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  • A sentinel watched our approach.
  • She stood sentinel outside.

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