"Not enough to keep him from skiddin' on a downgrade," said Mormon.
There is no downgrade in normal youth; it is its nature to climb, to look up.
In the general ferment, commercial honesty had been on the downgrade.
It had no brakes, and fearing failure of the transmission on a downgrade, he was reluctant to ride in the machine.
The car was moving at a relatively slow speed—but ...