The boy's hand had come upon a latch; he lifted it, and pushed.
As his hand neared the latch I could see in the dim light that his movements were unsteady.
As she laid her hand on the latch of the door, she trembled and drew back.
The gate was closed, but he tried it and found it on the latch.
She lifted the latch, and set her shoulder against the panel.
He hesitated ...