Aloft-Above
Muffled- Quieted
Alley- a narrow road or path that leads behind a building
Tramp- the sound the soldiers made when marching
Tread- Footsteps
Stealth-sneaky; catlike
Gloomy-Dreary; gloomy
Impetuous- forceful or passionate
Spectral- like a ghost
Kindled- started a fire
Aghast-Horrified
Defiance-an act or challenge
Peril- danger

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