He had the foot-brake well down, and now he threw in the emergency as well.
"I'll try," returned the youth, and jammed down the foot-brake as hard as he could.
The foot-brake was already down, and from the rear wheels came a shrill squeaking, as the bands gripped the hubs.
Only it turned out to be the foot-brake after all, and we stopped dead, and skidded into a ditch.
Every time he touched the foot-brake, she could feel the strain in the tendons of her own ankle.
She was running in neutral, the great car coasting, while she tried to slow it by jamming down the foot-brake.
But he had hardly got under full headway before he shut off the gasoline and got busy with the foot-brake.
I know that one of these levers is to steer by, that another lets loose the power, and that there is a foot-brake.