The conservative peasant who does not like changing his agricultural habits has been forced to the use of the petrol engine.
To begin with, there was the petrol engine at that moment puffing and rumbling in the shop.
So they made a petrol engine with four cylinders, developing about 25 horse-power.
Behold them, then, struggling with the sheer legs erected over the petrol engine so nicely fitted in the workshop.
At length the petrol engine stopped; I doubt if we did, though steak and onions now arrived.
Whether steam will eventually get the upper hand of the petrol engine is at present uncertain.
On water, rail, and road the petrol engine has entered into rivalry with steam—very successfully too.
In Fig. 32 is a diagram to illustrate the principle of the petrol engine and it amplifies this explanation.