The next morning frederick wakes up early and see sandy working on his filed. Frederick walks up to sandy and says “ I am going to go back to the plantation were covey is probably going to be waiting for me thank you for letting me stay the night”. Before frederick leaves sandy tells frederick “that if he has a magical stick in his pocket when he goes back to the plantation covey will not bother him anymore”. As frederick is walking back to the plantation he knows that covey will hit him for not showing up to work that day.
Later that night frederick returns to the plantation he tries to sneak by covey but fails. Covey yells and frederick as covey walks toward him. “I was waiting for your return most slave can’t even survive a day in the woods and now that you're back it is time for me to teach you not to miss a day of work”. Covey now in arms reach swings the stick at frederick. Frederick stops covey dead in his tracks and hits covey with his fist then covey jumps and frederick they start rolling around ground dust flying everywhere punches going back and forward.
As they both get up they look at each other covey says “ well frederick you don't look as strong as you are maybe another day you will win the fight. Frederick knowing that he had won but covey is just trying to prove to the other slaves that he should not be mess with. As frederick lys down in his bed he now knows that the stick sandy gave him was not magical but was just the hope he need to stand up to covey by doing so he learned not to let someone push him around just because of skin.