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  • The sentry was standing, his back toward them, at the far end of the bridge.
  • There are only two sentries.
  • I see them but I do not see any sentry.
  • There is no sentry.
  • It was a steel bridge of a single span and there was a sentry box at each end.
  • While he had sketched, Anselmo had been watching the road, the bridge and the sentry boxes.
  • In the sentry box that faced toward them up the road, the sentry was sitting holding his rifle, the bayonet fixed, between his knees.
  • In the sentry box that faced toward them up the road, the sentry was sitting holding his rifle, the bayonet fixed, between his knees.
  • There was a worn, blackened leather wine bottle on the wall of the sentry box, there were some newspapers and there was no telephone.
  • He looked at the sentry as Robert Jordan smiled at him and, pointing with one finger, drew the other across his throat.
  • The sentry box at the far end of the bridge faced away from them and down the road and they could not see into it.
  • He was watching the sentry again with his glasses.
  • The sentry was still standing at the far box with his back turned.
  • You joked of killing the sentry.
  • It would be ideal if she would kill him, or if the gypsy would (but he will not) or if the sentry, Agustan, would.
  • I would kill the sentry.
  • The sentry stood up, leaned his rifle against the wall of the box and stretched, then picked up his rifle, slung it over his shoulder and walked out onto the bridge.
  • There was a charcoal brazier outside the sentry box, made from an old petrol tin with the top cut off and holes punched in it, which rested on two stones; but he held no fire.
  • And the sentry.
  • Anselmo said softly as they watched the sentry walk across the bridge toward the other box, his bayonet bright in the last of the afterglow, his figure unshapely in the blanket coat.
  • The sentry rubbed his cigarette out on the plank wall of the box, then took a leather tobacco pouch from his pocket, opened the paper of the dead cigarette and emptied the remnant of used tobacco into the pouch.
  • But thy two sentries will be coming up now with the snow and you would miss them on the way.
  • Haven’t you any sentries out?
  • "Will you not have sentries?" he asked.
  • Where’s the sentry?
  • There were sentries with bayonets downstairs outside the portecochere at Gaylord’s and tonight it would be the pleasantest and most comfortable place in all of besieged Madrid.
  • Who deals with the sentries?
  • It had been the same with Agustan, who had asked a question about the sentries although he knew the answer.
  • At the door Gomez spoke to one of the sentries.
  • Look, Ingles! He’s rekilling the sentries.
  • Can he get out with the horses other ways than by the sentry?
  • "In the sentry box at this end," Robert Jordan whispered.
  • But if we do not deal with them, thou must fire into the sentry boxes and at them if thou seest them.
  • But canst thou be sure of the sentry with thy small maquina from here?
  • Sometimes he could not see it and then he knew that the man in the sentry box had moved in front of the brazier.
  • "Who art thou to ask so many questions?" the sentry said to Gomez in the dark.
  • The sentry opened the door a little way.
  • I asked the sentry and he called you.
  • Robert Jordan heard the stream, far down in the rocks, and he saw a faint, thin smoke that rose from the sentry box.
  • One stopped at the far end of the bridge and was out of sight in the sentry box.
  • The new sentry had gone inside the box and sat down.
  • Then he moved them onto the sentry box.
  • The sentry sat leaning against the wall.
  • Robert Jordan, looking through the Zeiss 8-power glasses, watched his face as he leaned against the wall of the sentry box drawing on the cigarette.
  • Robert Jordan looked down through the pines to the sentry box again.
  • He lay there now and looked away from the road and the sentry box and across to the far mountain.
  • The man in the sentry box stood up when he heard the bombs.
  • Robert Jordan looked away from the man lying with his head doubled under on the road to the bridge, and the sentry box at the other end.
  • He could not see the other sentry and he looked down the slope to the right where he knew Agustan was hidden.
  • He passed the sentry where he lay and ran onto the bridge, the packs swinging.
  • "I killed one too," and jerked his head toward where the sentry lay hunched over in the road at the end of the bridge.
  • He hated to shoot that sentry.
  • The sentry who was relieved walked faster than the other had done (because he’s going to coffee, Robert Jordan thought) but he too spat down into the gorge.
  • Halfway between him and the bridge was the sentry, who had settled now closer to the road, sinking closer onto the smooth road surface as the sun weighed on his back.
  • Below he saw, through the light mist that rose from the stream bed, the steel of the bridge, straight and rigid across the gap, with the wooden sentry boxes at each end.
  • He stopped on the bridge and spat into the gorge, then came on slowly to the near end of the bridge where the other sentry spoke to him and then started off back over the bridge.
  • He looked at the far sentry box with the sun shining on it and then, conscious of the wire in his hand, he turned his head to where Fernando was speaking to Primitivo and the gypsy.
  • There were two sentries seated on chairs inside the door, one on each side of the marble entrance hall, and these only looked up as the little man passed them at the door of the elevator.
  • Then through this noise came another noise, a steady, racketing drone and they saw the sentry looking up, his knitted cap slanted back, and turning their heads and looking up they saw, high in the evening sky, three monoplanes in V formation, showing minute and silvery at that height where there still was sun, passing unbelievably quickly across the sky, their motors now throbbing steadily.
  • "Let us go to ask there where the headquarters is," Gomez said to Andres and they wheeled the motorcycle over to where two sentries stood in front of the closed door of the great stone building.
  • It was in Otero that Pablo knifed the sentry when Anselmo pulled the blanket over his head and the sentry caught Anselmo’s foot and held it, smothered as he was in the blanket, and made a crying noise in the blanket and Anselmo had to feel in the blanket and knife him until he let go of the foot and was still.
  • It was in Otero that Pablo knifed the sentry when Anselmo pulled the blanket over his head and the sentry caught Anselmo’s foot and held it, smothered as he was in the blanket, and made a crying noise in the blanket and Anselmo had to feel in the blanket and knife him until he let go of the foot and was still.
  • He saw the sentry now in his box as he stood, his back with the hanging blanket coat topped by the steel casque on his head showing as he leaned forward over the hole-punched petrol tin of the brazier, warming his hands.
  • But when Gomez showed the sentry at the control his safeconduct from the Lieutenant-Colonel Miranda the sentry put the light from a flashlight on it, showed it to the other sentry with him, then handed it back and saluted.
  • But when Gomez showed the sentry at the control his safeconduct from the Lieutenant-Colonel Miranda the sentry put the light from a flashlight on it, showed it to the other sentry with him, then handed it back and saluted.
  • But when Gomez showed the sentry at the control his safeconduct from the Lieutenant-Colonel Miranda the sentry put the light from a flashlight on it, showed it to the other sentry with him, then handed it back and saluted.
  • It was still clear when he was three quarters of the way, his wire running clear and unfouled, and it was still clear as he climbed around behind the sentry box, holding his wire out to keep it from catching on the iron work.
  • He climbed up onto the bridge, took the coil from the old man and walked back as fast as he could pay out wire toward where the sentry was slumped in the road, leaning over the side of the bridge and paying out wire from the coil as he walked.
  • He could feel, solidly, how unreal it all was through the absolute reality and he looked down at the bridge and then back to the sentry lying on the road, to where Anselmo lay, to Fernando against the bank and back up the smooth, brown road to the stalled truck and still it was unreal.
  • He lay there behind the pine tree, with the submachine gun across his left forearm, and he never looked at the sentry box again until, long after it seemed that it was never coming, that nothing could happen on such a lovely late May morning, he heard the sudden, clustered, thudding of the bombs.
  • A car pulled up under the porte-cochere of the hotel, its headlights painted over with blue calcimine and a little man in black riding boots, gray riding breeches and a short, gray high-buttoned jacket stepped out and returned the salute of the two sentries as he opened the door, nodded to the secret policeman who sat at the concierge’s desk and stepped into the elevator.
  • They turned into the little smashed-roofed mountain-resort town where brigade headquarters was and Gomez had braked the motorcycle like a dirt-track racer and leaned it against the wall of the house where a sleepy sentry came to attention as Gomez pushed by him into the big room where the walls were covered with maps and a very sleepy officer with a green eyeshade sat at a desk with a reading lamp, two telephones and a copy of Mundo Obrero.
  • …the wire and yelled to Anselmo, "Blow her!" and he dug his heels in and leaned back hard onto the tension of the wire with a turn of it around his wrist and the noise of the truck was coming behind and ahead there was the road with the dead sentry and the long bridge and the stretch of road below, still clear and then there was a cracking roar and the middle of the bridge rose up in the air like a wave breaking and he felt the blast from the explosion roll back against him as he dove…
  • It isn’t here," the sentry said.

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

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