"The wind blew hard that night and the house moaned and whistled." pg.39 This means that the wind was rough and made sounds that sounded like whisteling.
"The warm sun pressed on on of Esperanza's cheeks and the warm earth on the other." pg.2 This means that the sun kept her warm and that the peaceful earth besides her made her feel like she was in a safe place.
"He wouldn't be grinning like a proud rooster then." pg.55 This means that Tío Luis would not have a smirking look after he sees that they have escaped.