Describe ‘the fight’ between the man and the machine. Find the relevant sentences in the text and write them.
The bicycle was in fine condition but the author’s overconfident friend spoilt it. He first took out the front wheel when the author was away, then the gear case and the chain at last. He was curious to see how the small parts fit together and make the bicycle work smoothly.
After dismantling it any bits, the friend had a hard time putting it back together and failed. He then lost his temper and tried bullying the thing. One moment the bicycle would be standing on the gravel path and he on the top of it, then vice versa. The moment the friend that he had won, the bicycle would fall apart.