I pledge never to think or act like a slave agian!
While in the dark, lonely, and mysterious woods Frederick meets a former slave Sandy. “What’s your names sir?” Frederick asked “Sandy it is, what’s yours?” “Frederick Douglass” The two men rambled about Fredericks situation for hours when sandy offered that Frederick come back to his place. “Frederick, I have a plan. You will come with me to find a magic root; that will give you protection,” sandy announced. “Then you can go back to the plantation and fight covey” When the two found the magic root, Sandy Handed it to Frederick. “Use this wisely” he exclaimed!
That morning Douglass dashed back to the plantation, knowing he was about to get whipped. When Frederick got to the plantation, covey looked him dead in the eye and while holding his hickory stick he stuck at Frederick. But Frederick caught it and started to fight back. Frederick hopped on top of covey striking him with all of his might. The two wrestled for hours, when covey gave up. Frederick Douglass has won! All of the other slaves were astonished by Fredericks courage. “I’ve never seen anything like it” whispered one of them. After the fight covey never really bothered Frederick again, it was like covey was scared of him.
Day after day and night after night Frederick thinks about the promise be made to his mom. “I pledge to never think or act like a slave again” commands Frederick and he does keep this promise. Later in life Frederick uses his hope to attempt to escape and does! Frederick Douglass is free, and he takes advantage of that. He goes to abolitionist meetings and fights for his and others rights. In the end Frederick Douglass fulfills his promise he made to his mother!