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Every night last week, Fields marched through her neighbourhood after work and stood sentry in a park with the Guardian Angels volunteer watch group.
Half a dozen wooden pallets piled with tile marked "sold" and "clearance" stood sentry in front of area rugs.
That copper beech, which succumbed to old age earlier this year, stood sentry at what is now the U.
Young white-smocked salespersons were poised behind glass counters; bottles stood sentry in front of them.
I just followed the fine up the ramp of a no-nonsense, square brick building where a lone black man on wobbly legs stood sentry at the door.