The August sun promised a dry afternoon in Aguascalientes, Mexico pg#4. The sun made a August afternoon in Aguascalientes, Mexico dry.
The wind blew hard the night and the house moaned and whistled pg.#39 This means that the wind blew hard so the house had trees and window covers and leaves banging against it.
A thick tule ground fog that hugged the earth settled in the valley, surrounding them, as if they stood within a deep gray cloud pg#167. This means that there was a thick cloud of fog on the ground everywhere.