Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 7901
legionnaire, staid, ephemeral, scutchell, n.

The staid, rather bored-looking legionnaire, with only another year's service freezing his balls off here in Caledonia before returning to his home in Tuscany, stood at the dark end of the scutchell, leaning into a shadow of the wall, waiting, patient, for he knew that this was the route the two boys would take back home, confident, because the action would be ephemeral and he would be out of the ginnel almost before their bodies hit the ground, pleased that his pay for such an inconsequential act would be the same value as a year's service, yet also curious why the job was worth so much to his employer; but long service in the Legion had taught him one thing above all else: never question an order, simply do it!

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