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[5] But as the first men were mounting the ladders, the officer who was to set the morning-watch began making his rounds with a bell, and there were many lights and the noise of the sentries coming up.1 The invaders, however, crouched down just where they were on the ladders, and so escaped the notice of this party without any trouble; but since another watch was coming up to meet the first, they incurred the greatest danger.

1 The sentries who had formed the night-watch came up at the sound of the bell, to be inspected, and then relieved by the morning-watch.

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