Douglass ran and ran until he came upon a slave, a another runaway actually. His name was Sandy. “What are you doing out in these woods this late” Sandy had asked in confusion “Well we are both here? aren't we, so i should be asking you the same thing” replied Douglass with a slight smirk on his face. “The names Sandy” he put out his hand “ Douglass, Frederick Douglass, I ran away from my plantation.” As he also put his hand out. “Oh I see, Well tell me why you ran away, and maybe i could help you.” “ I'm in a tough situation I don't think there is much you could do to help, You could get yourself in trouble!” douglass exclaimed “You'd be surprised of what such im capable of, You’d be surprised.” sandy had boldly told douglass. From that moment Douglass had told Sandy about his situation. Sandy listened and in response had given Douglass a magical root, to help him stand up to Covey. Could he do it? Could he really stand up to Covey?
Douglass walked back through the woods to the plantation. As he approached, there impatiently waiting, was Covey. Covey had waited all night for Douglass so he could rage out and punish him. Douglass wasn't gonna let that happen. Just as Covey lifted his cudgel, Bam! Just like that douglass threw a punch, Covey has least suspected it. The other slaves were highly bewildered by douglass’s action. Covey had then got up as Douglass knocked him down again. The fight began. “You can’t fight me you are just a slave, you don't know anything!” exclaimed covey “If i'm just and ignorant slave with no strength, why is it that your the one beaten up. I'm no slave.” When Covey saw the rage in Douglass's face, and realized Douglass wasn't going to stop, he had stopped fighting back, like he forfeited. The slave master was somewhat impressed with what Douglass did.
The fight had put douglass in a whole new position. Douglass proved to everyone on the plantation, that he wasn't just an ignorant slave. Douglass had a purpose, he was going to abolish slavery, he was determined, he was bold and he was going to do whatever it takes. From that day Douglass vowed to never think, speak, nor act like a slave again. He knew he had more to life then to just work all day everyday, as to also take orders from someone who gave him a hard time. He was smart, he knew what he needed to do.