Without hesitation they pounced on Douglass and John then tied them down immediately. Then there was Henry who was fired up and did not want to go down as he screamed “ I’m not going down I’m standing my ground”! Another police officer responded say “we will see about that”. Henry punched one in the face but there were to much for him and he got overpowered and tied up also. All Douglass could think about is the passes that he tried to reach for and did along with managing to throw them in the fire which was good since Mr.Freeland was there and could have also caught them lying about his own writing on the passes.
Now Douglass and his fellow slaves were on there in jail and were very un happy. Douglass has a guilt feeling that this was all his fault and felt bad for the other slaves. Henry noticed this and said “don’t get your head down we tried and that’s the best thing we could have done” Douglass then replied “thanks Henry”. After this conversation Douglass heard a noise from the door someone had walked in and thought it was a officer. After a little they saw who it was it was Mr. Auld. Douglass was surprised by this but interested to see where this would go. After he was talking to some officers for a while he came up to Douglass and said “let’s go Douglass” “Yes sir Douglass replied”. In the car Mr. Auld explained that Douglass would be going to Mr. Aulds brother Hugh and work for him in Baltimore.
Douglass know is very confused of what is going on at the time but is also happy at the same time that he is getting out of jail. He has learned a lot from this experience and one of many things that he has learned is that trying is better than not trying at all. Because if he did not try he would still be on that plantation right now but because of his effort and the time he put in it he actually got some where. He also used determination and that is why he got something good from trying to escape. He is now getting out of jail and going to Baltimore to live with Mr. Aulds brother which is a huge step up from the plantation. Douglass