He observed, however, that in rounding sharp turns in the road, Ruth steadied the car with her foot brake.
Though the driver applied the foot brake with quick stabs, the car went into a disastrous skid.
Jerry slammed on the foot brake and the car came to a jerky halt at the curb.
When the stage showed signs of coming ahead too fast Cal shoved the foot brake forward, at once checking the impetus.
At the same instant Barney closed the throttle, and threw all the weight of his body upon the foot brake.