John and Henry go and see the men as told and immediately the John and Henry are told to cross their hands. John obeys and does what was told but Henry says forcefully “I refuse to cross my hands!” One of the men pulled out a gun and said “I will shoot you right here right now if you don’t cross your hands.” Henry thinking fast swiped the pistols out of their hands but after some arguing and bickering the men were still able to get Henry’s hands tied up. Frederick was also quick on his feet and somehow was able to throw the protections into a nearby fire place. This would prevent the men from being able to check to see who actually wrote the protections and from realizing that the handwriting and signature was forged. After all the planning of the escape and then being tied up unfortunatley Frederick, Henry, and John were all sent to prison. After getting their hopes up about maybe being free all three men realized their plan was ruined and they wouldn't be free anytime soon.
Douglass was alone in prison now and was starting to lack hope. He was so disappointed and confused at why things weren't going his way. Everytime he tried something that would benefit his future he always got caught or punished. He wondered why he always got bad luck. In the middle of Douglass’s thoughts going crazy and him questioning if anything good will ever happen to him walked in Mr. Auld. In the past Mrs. Auld had helped to teach Frederick to read until Mr. Auld warned her that it was illegal to teach a slave to read. Mrs. Auld had then completely disregarded anything nice shes done for Douglass and was because of Mr. Auld showing her that she has complete power over Douglass. Because of that Frederick wasn't too fond of the Aulds but it still gave Douglass the reassurance that things could possibly be looking up.
Mr. Auld informed Douglass that he would be living in Alabama, but he was actually sent to Baltimore to live with Mr. Aulds brother, Hugh, to learn trade. Although Frederick was a little upset that he could have been close to freedom if his escape plan worked, he was prepared for the life and adventure he would be taking on Baltimore. Douglass tried to stay as strong as possible throughout all of this because somewhere in his mind he knew that something good could come out of it. Even when he was knocked down he tried to keep pushing on and thats so important in life. Douglass didn't know what would come out of all of this but now he had hope for the future.