The excited faces of the soldiers were blackened with it.
Next to the opening was a blackened fire ring with two large boulders on either side.
Most of the store fronts were boarded up and a fifty foot blackened gap separated the two largest structures.
Dusty surveyed the blackened ruins of the church in the grainy light of dawn.
But there seemed to be no one to celebrate this holiday: everywhere were blackened ruins, and the few Russians to be seen were tattered and frightened people who tried to hide when they saw the French.