They looked like two seated sentinels guarding the castle gate.
Rows of red tulips stood like sentinels along the walkway, struggling to survive against the encroachment of summer.
They rode through the village of Rykonty, past tethered French hussar horses, past sentinels and men who saluted their colonel and stared with curiosity at a Russian uniform, and came out at the other end of the village.
Others have disgraced themselves to the extent of disobeying sentinels and officers, and have abused and beaten them.
* When an officer is making his round, sentinels don't ask him for the password....