Three questions about a book I'm reading. Thank you in advance. :)
1. There it stood, a doll's house, painted a thick, dark, oily green.
Does it mean '... pintada de un grueso, oscuro, aceitoso verde'? (It sounds strange, I know.)
2. The fastening at the side was stuck fast, and Pat had to use his knife to get it open.
(El cierre a un lado estaba atascado), y Pat tuvo que usar su cuchillo para abrirlo. Is the first part right?
3. But then... the whole front of the house (swung back) and - you could see evertyhing!
¿La parte delantera de la casa se echó hacia atrás? I can't imagine it.