A narrow escape
One evening, I was cycling down a steep slope near my house, as fast as I could. I was fond of doing so, as it gave me the feeling that I was a good cyclist.
Most unexpectedly, however, a car was coming from my right. I was frightened and tried to brake at once; but the brakes failed. I was now sure that I would be killed.
Fortunately, the motorist was not as careless as I was. The car stopped in time. I, therefore, escaped the jaws of death. I then thanked the motorist for driving so carefully. The motorist, however, warned me to be careful in the future.