The wolf lifted the latch
, the door sprang open, and without saying a word he went straight to the grandmother's bed, and devoured her.
I had no lock nor bolt but for the desk which held my papers, not even a nail to put over my latch
He knew that this Bolgani was no real Bolgani, for had he been he never could have gained entrance to the cabin, since only Tarzan knew how to operate the latch.
Always had he been careful to close and latch it against wild intruders.
No one would have guessed a priori that this movement of a middle-aged man's body would cause fish to come out of the sea into his larder, but experience shows that it does, and the middle-aged man therefore continues to go to the City, just as the cat in the cage continues to lift the latch
when it has once found it.
He was lifting the latch
: a sudden thought occurred to me.
But scarcely was he through, when a heavier roll slammed the door and latched
On this day, then, he went directly to the door and spent hours examining it and fussing with the hinges, the knob and the latch
. Finally he stumbled upon the right combination, and the door swung creakingly open before his astonished eyes.
Suddenly a gust of wind beat violently against the casement of the window, from which the double frame had been removed (by order of the prince, one window frame was removed in each room as soon as the larks returned), and, forcing open a loosely closed latch
, set the damask curtain flapping and blew out the candle with its chill, snowy draft.
He backed his car close to the side of the hedge, and laying his hand upon the latch
of the gate, prepared to swing it open.
The door was still closed and latched
as he and D'Arnot had left it.
Then he cautiously left the house and latched
the door behind him.