As he closed it he did an unprecedented thing,he drew in the latchstring.
Now callers upon the Hamlins, in general, just pulled the latchstring and came in.
It goes often to the home where the latchstring hangs on the outside.
Perhaps the reader has heard before this of having the latchstring out, but has not known just what the phrase meant.
He fumbled for the latchstring, and pulling it carelessly, the door flew open suddenly, and he almost fell into the room.
He had sat thus for some time when he was roused by the twitching of the latchstring.
Hang out the latchstring and remove everything breakable, for the wanderer is coming home!
He twitched the latchstring, the door being so balanced on its hinges that it swung inward of itself.
He pulled the latchstring with his left hand and pushed the door open with his foot, the rifle ready.
And the day cannot be delayed much longer now when every child shall find the latchstring out on the school door.