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
Stealthy - sneaky; catlike
Somber - dreary; gloomy
Impetuous - forceful or passionate
Spectral - like a ghost
Kindled - started a fire
Aghast - horrified
Defiance - an act of challenge
Peril - danger

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