2372. Although is was so precise and complicated, still, on careful examination Coromo could see that it was held together with tiny screws. The screws were just like any ordinary screw, but so fine that the slot for the tip of the screwdriver was a thin as a hair.
2373. Coromo thought, “Where could one find a screwdriver
so fine that it could unscrew a screw as fine as a human hair?” The
only idea he came up with was to use the tip of a paring knife, and
insert the tip of the knife gently into the slot of the screw. This
almost worked, except that the angle of the knife blade was a little too
curved. Nevertheless, by trying repeatedly, he was able to get the
screw out little by little. Once he got it started it came out easily
using just his finger tips.
2374. He proceeded to remove five screws from the watch
mechanism, and he noticed to his dismay that although the screws were
tiny, they were all different sizes and lengths. At first he thought he
could remember which screw went where when the time came to put it back
together, but after removing the sixth screw things started to become
muddled up in his mind.
2375. He was only 8 years old at the time, so we can forgive him the oversight of not having any idea what he was doing. He had no theory as to why the watch was not working. He had no reason to think that taking it apart and putting it back together would fix it. He attacked the watch mechanism with simple blind childish faith. It was broken, so he would take it apart and fix it, and that was all there was to it.